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Watch a lightning bolt hit a car while it's driving

Boom. A couple was driving their pickup truck on a fairly empty highway when the weather gods decided that their car would be a great target for a direct lightning bolt strike. According to the couple, after getting hit the car's airbags popped out, the electrical system was destroyed, the car door's locked and black smoke started filling the car.


Thankfully, a police officer was nearby and able to get the couple out without any injuries. You can read the news report here. The couple said getting hit by a lightning bolt sounded like a sonic boom.

Not impressed? Here's another hit that happened in Poland:


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So much for being insulated from the ground by your tires.