Woman driver survives spectacular DOUBLE lightning strike on her car

Woman driver survives spectacular DOUBLE lightning strike on her car during motorway rainstorm

  • Anna Nakaznykh, in her 40s, was in her Toyota SUV in Novosibirsk in Siberia 
  • The car was paralysed by the lightning but Ms Nakaznykh emerged unscathed 
  • Motorist who recorded lightning strike said: ‘I was blinded for a split second’ 

This is the moment a woman survives a spectacular double lightning strike on her Toyota SUV.

Anna Nakaznykh, in her 40s, was in her RAV4 during a rainstorm in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk.

Another motorist Galina Ershova, 41, in a car behind recorded the alarming two-in-one hit.

Anna Nakaznykh, in her 40s, was in her RAV4 during a rainstorm in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, when she was struck twice by lightning

‘I was blinded for a split second, I grabbed the steering wheel with a death grip,’ said Ms Ershova as she watched the strikes.

‘It happened so quickly.’

A slow motion video appears to show two distinct strikes on the SUV.

The Toyota was paralysed by the lightning but driver Anna Nakaznykh and her passengers emerged unscathed, reported The Siberian Times.

‘The people were just scared and that was all,’ said Ms Ershova, a circus artiste, who drove past the stricken SUV without stopping.

Another motorist Galina Ershova, 41, in a car behind recorded the alarming two-in-one hit

Confirming she was unharmed, Ms Nakaznykh later posted her complaint that no-one came to offer help after the lightning strike.

‘I was the driver,’ she said.

‘Everything is fine with me and the passengers.

‘I read the comments and I can say one thing, there were a lot of eyewitnesses.

‘But no-one stopped.

Ms Ershova said: ‘I was blinded for a split second, I grabbed the steering wheel with a death grip’

‘They all just went on.

‘We called a rescue truck to take away the car.

‘Now it is being repaired.’ 

Being in a car during a lightning storm is usually very safe as long as passengers don’t touch the metal framework of the car. 

If the car is fully enclosed, without its windows open, then it helps to direct the electricity from the lightning to the ground and protects those who are inside. 

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