Family films as lightning strikes car, recharges phones

The antenna that took the hit.

(Credit: TubeMediaCom/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET)

Not everyone driving through an unpleasant storm says: “I hope we get struck by lightning.”

But little boys can be little boys, so perhaps one can forgive Taylor Morlock’s morbid wishes, as he and his family drove through Utah the other day.

Perhaps, though, he’s less a Morlock than a warlock, as their car was, just moments later, smacked by a lightning bolt.

Fortunately, they were filming — and lived to (show and) tell the tale. These days, if you don’t film something, it never really happened.

In footage offered by KSL, the force of the bolt is palpable.

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