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Security Footage Of A Truck Getting Struck By Lightning

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This is the security cam footage from a manufacturing plant in Alberta, Canada, of a pickup truck driving down the road when it gets struck by lightning. The truck was being driven by Al Perry with his wife Betty riding shotgun when the blast occurred. Now, do any of you know what you're supposed to do if your car gets struck by lightning? "Beg God for forgiveness?" Correct -- clearly he has a problem with you.

"It was all blowing up in front of my face," Betty said.


Inside the truck, airbags deployed, the metal body was rippled by the heat, and then smoke began to fill the cabin, making it difficult for either Al or Betty to see or breathe.

Damn, if my car got struck by lightning you know what I'd do? Take it right back to the dealership and tell them it spontaneously exploded and I'm going to sue. That should buy me some bargaining power. Because last time my bargaining chips failed me. "They were Doritos." And who doesn't love Doritos?! Honda sales rep Mark Baker, that's who.

Keep going for a video news report and check out the holes the blast made in the road.

Thanks to laurie, who isn't convinced Storm didn't have something to do with this.

There are Comments.
  • Steve Taylor

    I like how the camera zooms in on his cap and you can read the words " Grounded in excellence" on it.

  • westmclarenmerc

    Just to be clear so that everybody knows. This is a normal friggin reaction for when a car gets hit by a lightning strike. All cars (except convertibles) are driving faraday cages. Meaning that all electrical current goes along the body of the car and into the ground. With modern cars, which are packed full with sensitive electronics, you can pretty much throw the car away. With old cars like Mustangs and Chargers, unless the ingition leads are fried, you can just keep on driving.

  • ZerglingPack

    I have a hard time believing that the footage was a security camera. I've seen video of bank cameras that you can barely make out that a person is standing in front of it, but a camera pointed at an empty field is in full HD...

  • Billy___Bob

    "Brand new surveillance system". HD cameras are cheap. Probably was a Go Pro.

  • Lee

    It didnt quite happen like in Back to the Future.

  • Gabe Tavarez

    They didn't hit 88 mph.

  • zin

    So apparently Alberta is Zeus's lawn.

  • Lee

    Why not, Alberta also has Wainright which is the worlds ass for freak weather patterns.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    "... this is something, we're pretty sure, you have never seen before..."

    Don't they have internet?

  • Insurance company: "A lightning bolt struck your vehicle. Mm-hmmm... yeahhh."

  • Zachary Zarko

    That's obviously an act of God, and your policy doesn't cover those. Request denied. Have a nice day.

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