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Tractor trailer seen on video getting hit by lightning and exploding in a ball of fire on busy highway

By Mason White 9:40 AM June 3, 2014
Lightning strikes tractor trailer 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) Drivers were shell shocked to see lightning strike a tractor trailer that was speeding along a busy highway.

The scary incident was recorded by a man who was driving home on the roadway in Wroclaw, Poland.

The video showed the moment the lightning struck the truck that exploded in a ball of fire.

“Cases where vehicles are affected by lightning are extremely rare, simply because they are sitting on rubber tires. If you look at the video you can see that the lightning seems to go around the truck before it hits the center, leaving a bright hot spot that faded quickly,” a weather expert said.

Police said that there were no injuries or accidents reported on the A8 Highway, where the lightning incident occurred. “There was a gasoline truck right behind. What a miss,” Harvester2007 said.