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Caught on Camera: Massive Lightning Bolt Barely Misses Officer's Patrol Car

Image source: YouTube

Police dashcam footage captured the moment a massive electric streak bolted from the sky and struck the bridge a Mississippi officer was driving on, barely missing his patrol car.

Image source: YouTube

Sgt. Mark Rodriguez was driving over the Tchoutacabouffa River in Gautier, Mississippi, early Tuesday when the incredible phenomenon was caught on camera. Rodriguez told WLOX-TV the lightning nearly blinded him.

Rodriguez later returned to the bridge and discovered it had been partly scorched by the lightning.

Image source: Gautier Police Department via WLOX-TV

See the incredible footage:

(H/T: LiveLeak)

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