We’ve all heard it before – the car is actually the safest place you can be in a lightning storm. Something about the rubber tires. But did we really believe your car can keep you safe from lightning? It seems a bit tough to wrap our heads around the idea of a metal box being the safest place to avoid being struck by lightning. Facts are fact though, and folks, we have proof that your car will, in fact, not electrocute you if it is struck by lightning.
Meet Al and Betty Perry, a Canadian couple whose truck was recently struck by lightning (and amazingly, it was captured on film). Ok, so maybe the car didn’t exactly keep them ‘safe,’ as it erupted into a fireball and destroyed the electrical system, so they were locked in, but the couple was not electrocuted.
Luckily, a RCMP officer, Constable Brian Jamont, who was traveling behind the Perrys, was able to break a window and pull the couple out.
Clearly, we do not recommend jumping in your car to protect yourself from lightening, but what an incredible story. We think the Perrys should buy a lottery ticket (or two).