A police officer was cruising in the middle lane of Interstate 10 in Gautier, Mississippi, when his dash cam caught the amazing moment a lightning bolt hit the side of the road. Fortunately nobody appeared to be anywhere near the strike.
The sheer magnitude of this explosive lightning bolt paints a clear picture as to the damage lightning can cause, including death.
According to the National Weather Association, lightning is the second-leading cause of storm-related deaths in the U.S., exceeded only by floods. Here you can see why:
Earlier this week, a teenager in Maine videotaped a lightning bolt hitting a church steeple across the street and the footage went viral.
We suspect the latest lightning bolt footage—captured by Gautier police officer Mark Rodriquez—will go viral, too.
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