Lightning strike blasts highway, sends huge chunk of tarmac through Ford windshield
Two people were injured in this incident
Driving in bad weather can be an incredibly dangeous and treacherous affair. In fact, in 2019 alone, more than 67,504 weather events resulted in 570 deaths and 1,746 injuries. It is such a high cause of fatalities and lightning is a big contributor.
This Ford pickup was driving along when suddenly lightning struck the road and a large chunk of it lifted off he ground and went straight into the windshield of the car. Unfortunately, two people were injured in this incident, but it isn't known how badly.
As you can see from these photos, the damage is pretty bad and almost stretches throughout the entirety of the windshield. It's quite remarkable and not something we have ever seen before.