Driver left shaken after Land Rover hit by lightning in Yorkshire Dales

The driver of a Land Rover was left very shaken but unhurt after his vehicle was hit by lightning yesterday.

The lightening caused the rear window of the Freelander to smash and burst the driver-side front tyre.

A crew from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the scene.

They assisted the driver, who they said was very shaken but unhurt, to get out of the vehicle and to change the wheel.

The incident happened just before 6pm on Friday near Pateley Bridge.