A family in New Zealand is in shock after a nearby location shattered their windshield with a lightning strike

& # 39; Everything is lit for us & # 39 ;: young family is upset while lightning falls on their car and shatters their windshield as they drive home

  • A family in New Zealand is in shock after a car was struck by lightning on Friday
  • Brittany Woodman-Haynes said there was a bang when the windshield shattered
  • Woodman-Haynes, a mother of two, described the ordeal as & # 39; terrifying & # 39;

A family in New Zealand is in shock after a nearby location shattered their windshield with a lightning strike.

Twenty-two Brittany Woodman-Haynes, 26, sat in the front passenger seat of the car, driven by partner Stephen Traill when they were hit, around 1 p.m. on Friday.

& # 39; Everything lit up for us in a fraction of a second and then there was a bang right at the time the windshield broke, & # 39; said Woodman-Haynes New Zealand Herald.

A family in New Zealand is in shock after a nearby location shattered their windshield with a lightning strike

A family in New Zealand is in shock after a nearby location shattered their windshield with a lightning strike

& # 39; I've never seen anything like it … it was frightening. & # 39;

The couple – who were traveling with young children Isabella, 5 and Hunter, 2 – were one minute away from their farm near Aranga, Northland, when lightning struck.

The wild weather immediately woke Isabella, who was sleeping in the back and she screamed in fear.

The family managed to escape the intact, but remained shocked by the ordeal.

Traill drove the rest of the journey at 15 km / h while Mrs. Woodman-Haynes said that she covered her eyes with her arm for the journey home.

The couple only moved from Wellington two weeks ago and the wild winter weather abused the region.

The couple - who were traveling with young children Isabella, 5 and Hunter, 2 - were one minute away from home near Aranga, Northland, when lightning struck

The couple - who were traveling with young children Isabella, 5 and Hunter, 2 - were one minute away from home near Aranga, Northland, when lightning struck

The couple – who were traveling with young children Isabella, 5 and Hunter, 2 – were one minute away from home near Aranga, Northland, when lightning struck

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