“A lightning strike sent a chunk of highway through the windshield of a truck in Florida on Monday and authorities say the truck’s occupants are lucky that their injuries weren’t more severe.
When fire rescue crews in Walton County, 40 miles north of Destin, responded to the scene of a traffic accident near mile marker 81 eastbound on Interstate 10 they found a Ford truck with both its windshield and rear window shattered.
Radar picked up on a lightning strike in the area, according to CNN meteorologist Haley Brink.
Two occupants of the vehicle where hurt and were transported to a local hospital. Fortunately, their injuries weren’t major or life-threatening, Lindsey Darby, public information officer for Walton County Fire Rescue, told CNN.”
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They say one of the safest places to be in a thunderstorm is your car. The myth goes that rubber tires insulate you from any type of potential shock. In reality, if lightning hits your vehicle the electricity is carried through the metal frame on the outside of your car. The above story is very unusual as the odds of a piece of chunk flying off the road and hitting a car during a strike are near astronomical.
Fortunately the occupants only sustained minor injuries and the worst damage to the car appears to be to the windshield. Replacing a windshield is a quick and easy job for the team at Advantage Auto Glass. We offer mobile windshield service to twin cities residents. Call us at 612-343-8984 for details.