Lightning strikes a car in one of this week’s shocking viral videos. The silver car can be seen driving down a motor way in the clip. It appears to be evening in the grainy footage, which is dark and grey. A storm may be raging as the drivers attempt to make their way to their destinations.
One silver car, making its way towards the camera, is suddenly struck by lightning. All that can be seen in a huge orange and yellow flash of light before the car can be seen smoking heavily. The car is still moving, leaving a plume of thick smoke behind it from the natural phenomenon. The driver applies the brake and the car comes to a quick halt.
As the driver opens the doors and gets out of the vehicle, the smoke can be seen coming out of the doors. It also seems to be emanating from the boot of the car.
What should a driver do if their car is hit by lightning? The National Lightning Safety Institute says on its website: “We suggest pulling off to the side of the road in a safe manner, turning on the emergency blinkers, turning off the engine, putting one’s hands in one’s lap, and waiting out the storm.”