Oklahoma woman’s car struck by lightning

From OKC News:

All of a sudden I saw flashes of lights coming from everywhere and my car just shook,” said Houston.  “Me and my baby were screaming.”

But the lightning strike to Houston’s car wasn’t even the scariest part.

“[My] horn was going off, the radio was going off, the lights were flashing, my taillight, my brake lights, everything was just going crazy,” she recalls.

With Houston’s 11-month-old son sitting in the back seat she started smelling and seeing smoke. And she couldn’t get out of the car.

“Everything was going crazy and I kept pushing the button to unlock it and it wouldn’t unlock at all. I tried to open the door and it wouldn’t open.”

In related automotive near-disaster news:

No one was hurt yesterday when a tailpipe turned into a 70 mph missile and flew into an SUV’s windshield. http://t.co/q5TPoSJc

— WCCO – CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) March 23, 2012

From WCCO:

A tailpipe became a missile Thursday afternoon when it flew through the air at 70 mph and pierced an SUV’s windshield on Interstate 35 E south.

The SUV’s driver, 24-year-old Jessica Gangl, of West St. Paul, wasn’t hurt, but she said the experience has her shaken up.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/24/okla-womans-car-struck-by-lightning/

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