A teen in Texas who drove past a strong tornado that threw his truck in the air and miraculously survived is thanking God for making it out alive.
Driving Through A Strong Tornado
Riley Leon applied for a job at Whataburger in Texas. He went to the fast-food chain for a job interview when a storm came. The 16-year-old was driving back home from the job interview when the teen came across the eye of the storm. In the middle of the street, a strong tornado struck the red 2004 Chevrolet Silverado he was driving.
In a video shared by Joel Berry on Twitter that went viral, the red pick-up truck could be seen thrown by the powerful winds. It flipped to the side like a piece of paper when the tornado hit and whirled his truck around because of the violent winds. The car eventually returned to its original position as the tornado moved on. And immediately, Joel drove away from the near-death experience in the middle of the street. According to a report, he only had “a few scratches on his arms.”
Chevrolet should immediately replace their Silverado commercials with just this footage. pic.twitter.com/0Hz1Xa5lYi
— Joel Berry (@JoelWBerry) March 22, 2022
Grateful To God
The teen is still currently processing what happened that day. He can’t believe he survived and is thanking God for another chance at life.
“[I’m] grateful I’m here,” Riley said. “[I’m] grateful God gave me another chance because better things are gonna come in the future. Never let small things bring you down because bigger things are gonna come.”
He also shared the lesson he learned from that unexpected horrific incident. That next time, he has to take “weather warnings a little more seriously.”
“If there’s going to be bad weather, stay home,” the teen stressed. “No matter how important the thing is to you, stay home. Your life, your life matters more than other stuff.”
Riley apparently tried to keep the incident from his family. However, they recognized the red Chevy truck and eventually found out about it because the video went viral.
The red 2004 Chevrolet Silverado plays a tremendous sentimental value for the family of Riley.
“That truck,” he said, “helped me and my dad get to where we are now.”
Praise God for the miracle amidst that terrifying ordeal. God is good!