Woman's car gets struck by lightning

POSTED: Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 5:30am

UPDATED: Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 5:34am

Lightning struck a woman's car Tuesday in Michigan as she was driving along a highway. She and her four-year-old son were on their way to do some shopping. After the lightning struck, the car stopped running and the airbags blasted open.

The woman and her four-year-old son were trapped in the vehicle. She was forced to bust out a window to escape with her son.

Chris Boden of The Geek Group actually makes lightning for demonstrations. He said what kept Marvau safe was that she was inside the metal car.

The old myth that rubber tires will not allow for lightning to hit is truly a myth. Boden says electricity will always find ground.

There will be a second bolt between the car and the road but the metal frame of the car will form a cage.

Marvau knows the truth and is just glad that nothing worse happened.

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