Aspiring to be a Mexican
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: La Cruz de Hunacaxtle, Mexico
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I'm not sure if this relates at all, but driving towards the Miami Airport after a family vacation in the Keys last June, our rental car was struck by lightning. It was an '07 Subaru with plenty of electronics to be sure. The lightning struck right next to my head on the roof rack. It scared the everything out of me. I'm a trained race car driver and instructor and I take a lot of pride in staying calm in unexpected situations while driving, but I must admit that I flinched. I really flinched.
There was almost no damage to the rental car, a small pinhole burned through the paint on the roof rack and a 1/4" burn on the RF wheel. The car continued to operate normally.
The strangest part really was the sound. Obviously there was a large BANG, but immediately after that there was a crack! crack! crack! crack! crack! crack! crack! crack!
Exactly like the static electricity sound that you hear when you pull two sweaters apart after removing them from the dryer but 1000 times as loud.
I couldn't hear well out of my left ear for a couple of days and it's still not like it was before. That used to be my good ear!
Last edited by sww914; 12-30-2008 at 12:21 AM.