How a lightning strike pierced a Ford F-150 pickup truck (pictured)

How a lightning strike pierced a Ford F-150 pickup truck (pictured)

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Firefighters of the American state of Florida posted on social networks photos of an incident that occurred on one of the local highways. The driver and passenger of a Ford F-150 pickup truck were driving along the highway during a hurricane when lightning suddenly struck in front of the car, chipping away a massive piece of asphalt.

It would seem, what weather conditions can make the passengers of the Ford F-150 worry? The full-size pickup truck is renowned for its safety systems as well as its structural strength. However, none of the advantages of the car was able to prevent an incident that occurred on the highway during a thunderstorm. Lightning struck in front of the F-150 while driving. As a result of the discharge, a large piece of asphalt broke off the road, which literally pierced through the interior of the pickup.

The flying road surface broke through the windshield and flew out through the rear window. Fortunately for the driver and passenger of the pickup, a piece of asphalt passed between them, so serious injuries were avoided. Despite this, they were still taken to the hospital for glass cuts. According to experts, a lightning strike into the carriageway caused an instantaneous evaporation of water at the place of the discharge. A natural phenomenon provoked a powerful blast wave, as a result of which a piece of asphalt broke off from the bulk and flew into the interior of the pickup.

Just after 7:30 AM this morning, WCFR was dispatched to a traffic crash near mile marker 81 eastbound on I-10 ….

Published by Walton County Fire Rescue, Florida Monday, May 10, 2021

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