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Old 06-10-2019, 01:12 PM
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Default WOW... lightning hits motorcyclist!

Never heard of such!!!

https://www.newser.com/story/276321/...tal-crash.html

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Old 06-10-2019, 04:26 PM
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That happened not too far from here. My buddy Jr. and I were working on the house when that storm tore thru here and we got out of it as fast as we could. Still got drenched. We got a micro burst right as the rain started. Rains blown horizontally by high winds and when it hit his house the rain and wind did a 180 and blew horizontal again. We hovered under his barn with crap blowing everywhere around us for a few minutes. This area is called "lightning alley" for a reason...
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:22 AM
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they said on the news this morn 6 in two years if i heard right.
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:05 PM
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It stands to reason... if you're sitting on large chunk of iron, the lightning will find you!

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It stands to reason... if you're sitting on large chunk of iron, the lightning will find you!

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But youíre insulated by the rubber tires.....
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:22 PM
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But youíre insulated by the rubber tires.....
Are you talking about the one with the steel belts in them that are soaked in water?
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:10 PM
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But youíre insulated by the rubber tires.....
So you'd think! A good friend had his week old pickup struck by lightning... it blew through all four tires, cooked the electronics, "tinted" the chrome and "colored" the aluminum wheels.

Needless to say, the truck was a total write-off. I've never seen anything like it before or since, but given that incident, i don't have any trouble believing Tripper's post!

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Old 06-12-2019, 12:27 PM
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I know what youíre saying Dr C. I saw a pic of a new aluminum body Ford truck that got hit, all that was left was the steel frame.

Always heard you were safe from lightning in a vehicle with rubber tires, now I wonder if thatís so or not!
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Always heard you were safe from lightning in a vehicle with rubber tires, now I wonder if that’s so or not!
You're definitely not impervious to lightning in a vehicle. While obviously it won't strike your body and therefore may be safer than your body being struck, there are lots of stories of lightning striking a vehicle going down the road.

I don't know if you guys in the states will be able to watch the video, but 5 years ago there was a news story quite close to me of a truck being struck by lightning and it was caught on camera! They ended up stuck in the vehicle and got lucky that an RCMP officer saw what happened and smashed the window to rescue them.

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Bama, this article is probably of interest as well: What Happens When Lightning Strikes Your Car?
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