How to Avoid Getting Hit by Lightning

About 400 Americans are hit by lightning each year, sometimes in the most unlikely places.
1:38 | 05/14/14

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It's all around -- spring and summer are peak seasons for lightning storms across the country. About 400 Americans are hit by lightning every year sometimes in the most unlikely places. ABC's -- -- -- has reminds us where lightning can strike even though you may have thought were safe. Watch this just released dash cam video and SUV and a Minnesota highway. Struck by lightning and -- A woman trapped inside the -- on her core militants. Out help -- -- amazingly and the Smith escaped with just scratches and there was no way I could. Unlike anything -- work -- -- -- designed to divert lightning around the -- the car and down to the ground. And while many think rubber car tires protect against lightning strikes well experts say that's just -- -- Spring brings your -- and that has meant a lot of lightning strikes this season. I saw the power of lightning first hand covering storms in Alabama so how can you protect yourself. One thing we know for sure this is one of the worst places to be at the beautiful day right now but during -- lightning storm being the tallest object an open field well that makes it more likely to be -- You also want to stay off that land line phone and believe it or not up to 5% of lightning strike victims were on the phone at the time so use your cell and if you're driving pull over. Adam Smith knows that firsthand now she's lucky to be alive. Minutes after her rescue for -- exclude. GOP -- ABC news New York.

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