Terrifying! This is how it looks like when a lightning bolt hits your car


These terrifying pictures show how violent and powerful a lightning can be… The bolt passed through the windshield of a Ford Super Duty parked at a car dealership in Michigan and destroyed pretty much everything in its path almost splitting the truck in two…

The lightning strike first broke the windshield.

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On July 19th, in Centerline, Michigan, lightning struck an unoccupied pickup truck causing severe damage. Picture: Facebook (Eric Wilkinson)

Then, the discharge traveled inside and melted interior components of the vehicle. Apocalyptic!

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The bolt split the car board display in two. Picture: Facebook (Eric Wilkinson)

The strike hit just off the dashboard, splitting it in two. The windshield is severely burned. Molten plastic hangs down from the upper storage compartment.

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Everything has been destroyed after a Ford was hit by a lightning in Michigan. Picture: Facebook (Eric Wilkinson)

Almost everything inside the car has been liquefied by the lightning powerful heat.

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Total destruction after an empty car is hit by a lightning at a car dealership in Centerline, Michigan. Picture: Facebook (Eric Wilkinson)

The car was empty when the lightning hit. Imagine if there was people on board!

Is your car safe against lightning or during a thunderstorm?

Anything outside is at risk of being struck by lightning when thunderstorms are in the area, including cars.

But the outer metal shell of hard-topped metal vehicles does provide protection to those inside a vehicle with the windows closed.

Unfortunately though, the vehicle doesn’t always fare so well.

What is a typical cloud-to-vehicle lightning strike?

A typical cloud-to-vehicle lightning strike will either strike the antenna of the vehicle or along the roofline.

The lightning will then pass through the vehicle’s outer metal shell, then through the tires to the ground.

What are typical cloud-to-vehicle lightning damage?

Although every lightning strike is different, damage to the antenna, electrical system, rear windshield, and tires is common.

  1. The heat from a lightning strike is sufficient to partially melt the antenna of a vehicle and can cause what seems like a small explosion of sparks as tiny fragments of metal melt and burn.
  2. A portion of the discharge may find its way into the vehicle’s electrical system and may damage or destroy electronic components, potentially leaving the car inoperable.
  3. The lightning may also find its way into the small defrosting wires that are embedded in rear windows causing the windows to shatter.
  4. Finally, it’s very common for the lightning to destroy one or more tires as it passes through the steel belts to the ground.
  5. It’s also possible for the lightning to ignite a fire which could destroy the vehicle.
A lightning striking a windshield is thus very rare! What did attract the lightning? Or was it a weaponized strike? But this is pretty terrifying! [Facebook, Weather]

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  1. You should see what a lightning strike does to a sail boat, especially if it goes through the binding system & blows the zinc’s off the bottom. The fire goes out when the boat sinks so there’s that.

    • Insurance probably doesn’t cover that. Or you get a policy, and six months later they add an exclusion for lightning strikes or other calamity, which was the main reason you bought a policy.

      • You should see what lightning does to a false idol, ie., the St. George Floyd mural.

        Funniest part was the mural was painted on a brick wall.

        That was the power of God, Christ, and The Holy Spirit. He will do the same to the devil. Mark my words!

  2. We had some radio weather alerts yesterday. Thunderstorms and flash flood alerts. I went outside, and there was a couple hours worth of lightning. These were enormous strikes. It was too dark to take pictures, but I tried nonetheless. So far, the best storm of the year.
    One of the other sites I read, indicates some of our weather anomalies are caused by “weather warfare.”
    Probably true. It helps with the global warming narrative. I wouldn’t doubt for a minute that if these evil bastards could get away with it that they would do it.
    Be nice if it backfired and burnt these scumbags to ashes. That’s what should happen to evil scumbags!

    • Got the cellphone severe weather alert for flash floods just a moment ago. Black clouds to the south, thunder in the distance.
      This could get exciting. Down below they got almost six inches last night. We only got 2.5 inches, but that’s fine. My cattle tank was dry, but now I have extra rainwater for my berry bushes behind the lattice.

      Berries so far have been same as last year, big and fat. One bush didn’t do so well. Sun burn, dry berry syndrome. We had a couple of triple digit weeks, so that is normal too. I am always grateful for some good fat juicy blackberries. A handful of those, and it refreshes you as you work outside.

      • All my fruit trees show 2 new leaves at their tops from 4″ of rain in 72 hours. Thunder, Lightning, and rain are nitro power. Same as a a old mopar car motor on juice.

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