Driver left 'shaken' after Landrover is struck by lightning in Yorkshire Dales

A Landrover has been struck by lightning in the Yorkshire Dales.

A heavy thunderstorm hit parts of Yorkshire this evening, bringing torrential rain, thunder and lightning.

Firefighters were called to the Dales after a Landrover Freelander got caught in the storm.

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The car was struck by lightning which blew out the rear window and burst the front tyre.

A Landrover has been struck by lightning in the Yorkshire Dales (Photo: PA Wire)

The driver was left 'very shaken' but was not injured.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Fire said: "The storm that passed over the Dales brought an interesting incident whereby a Landrover Freelander was struck by lightning which blew out the rear window and burst the drivers front tyre.

"The male inside was very shaken but unharmed. Crews assisted changing wheel."