You may have been driving in the vicinity of Little Rock, Arkansas your entire life and sure, you’ve experienced a car accident, but have you ever seen a tornado?
Regardless of your answer, personal experience is unreliable when it comes to dangerous natural disasters such as tornados. And given the deadly storms that rocked Arkansas and Oklahoma earlier this week, it’s worth reviewing what to do if you are ever in a car and come across a “twister.”
Here are five things to keep in mind if that happens:
Tornado Driving Tip No. 1: Be able to recognize a tornado when you see one. Telltale signs of a twister include very dark skies; a long, low, cone-shaped cloud; violent hail generally precipitates a tornado; and when the twister is very close, you will hear a loud roar that some liken to a freight train.
Tornado Driving Tip No. 2: Vehicles can be picked up and carried away easily by a tornado. So experts advise stopping and parking your car, truck or motorcycle, and then getting out.
Tornado Driving Tip No. 3: Never try to outrun or outdrive a tornado.
Tornado Driving Tip No. 4: Never take shelter beneath your vehicle. Instead, look for a more secure location to wait out the storm.
Tornado Driving Tip No. 5: After leaving your car, avoid huddling up near trees, parking lots or other vehicles. Instead, find a ditch, gully or depression in the ground. Lie down flat there and protect your head.
While it can be hard to imagine anything as frightening as encountering a tornado while you’re driving, you also never want to negotiate the aftermath of a car accident in the Little Rock, Arkansas area without advice from an attorney. You can reach the Arkansas auto accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Alan LeVar online through this website or call our offices directly at (888) 220-7068.