‘You could hear it sizzling’: Incredible moment a massive lightning bolt hits a parked car – as terrified residents watched on in horror
- As a storm rolled through Victoria, an 18-year-old pulled out his phone to film
- Hayden Thirlway captured the shocking moment lightening struck a vehicle
- The video has been slowed down to show the exact moment of impact
This is the terrifying moment a lightning bolt strikes a parked car on a suburban street.
As a storm rolled through Victoria on Sunday night, 18-year-old Hayden Thirlway pulled out his phone and began filming.
Within seconds, a large lightning bolt shot down from the sky and struck a black Toyota sedan that had been parked near a Jackass Flat home, in Bendigo, north of Melbourne.
The shocking moment left Mr Thirlway’s girlfriend ‘freaked’, and she can be heard screaming in the video.
‘It was a huge bang,’ Mr Thirlway told the Herald Sun.
‘Then you could hear it sizzling, you could feel like, I don’t know how to explain it, like the fibres in the air. Like when you rub static electricity.’
Once the stormed had calmed, Mr Thirlway went to inspect the damage to the vehicle and was stunned to discover there wasn’t a scratch.
A friend who lives in the home near where the lightening hit said their entire house shook from the impact.
‘I spoke to the homeowners, they were shocked. They couldn’t believe it, they didn’t know what to think,’ Mr Thirway said.
The shocking moment left Mr Thirlway’s girlfriend ‘freaked’, and she can be heard screaming in the video