We were hit by the largest tornado ever recorded on Friday 31 May 2013 in my truck. The EF-5 tornado had winds measured as high as 296 mph. My 2011 F-150 was picked up, thrown, and rolled about four times before coming to rest in a wheat field 100 yards away from where we started. We all walked away from the event with only minor injuries. The side curtain airbags deployed, and all four doors were still able to be easily opened despite the vehicle landing on the front passenger’s roof during one of the rolls. When we stopped moving, we were upright in the field and able to get in and out of the vehicle as needed.
Thank you to the engineers who developed the safety features of my F-150 that allowed us to walk away from this. I’ll be getting another F-150 as soon as I can!