How Safe Is Your Car When Lightning Strikes?

Find out how to protect yourself if you are traveling through a lightning storm.
1:28 | 06/04/15

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X tonight here's your car really safe when lightning strikes you remember that video we showed you last week here of the blinding lightning. Apple hitting the highway there will tonight the new case here the air bags deploying when lightning strikes the electronics fried. ABC's duke we need is with a 911 call. Tonight shattered glass burned steal and a frantic 911 col. And I'm kinda. Sheila Easter day driving enter Clark. Hit by a bolt of lightning wall on the road. I do think. It's not a bad and yeah. It was like white. Bright white blinding white. She walked away without a scratch her car not so much. It happens more often than you think watch again that lightning strike caught on dash cam in Biloxi Mississippi. Didn't the same storm that was in Tuscaloosa and I don't know how or lightning firsthand covering storms in Alabama cars are designed to divert lightning around the shoulder the core and down to the ground. And while many think of rubber car tires protect against lightning strikes experts say that's just a minute. Lightning can melt electrical systems and in some cases because the part of burst into flames so how do you protect yourself. Experts told us first pull over on the side of the road and wait the storm out second don't touch the radio or other electronics wall in the corps and third. If you can get in a building deuces GOP needs has ABC news New York.

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