Amazing Dash-Cam Video Catches Bolt of Lightning Striking Within Feet of Patrol Car

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A police officer in Gautier, Mississippi was driving in stormy weather on Tuesday when lightning struck the road right in front of him.

The lightning strike was captured on the patrol car's dash cam as Sgt. Mark Rodriguez was traveling down Interstate 10, according to WLOX in Biloxi.

Sgt. Rodriguez told the station he was driving over the Tchoutacabouffa River when the lightning bolt hit the bridge.

The intense close-up flash nearly blinded him, Rodriguez said.

When Rodriguez returned to the spot where the lightning hit the ground, he found a chunk of singed concrete, CNN reported.

CNN contributed to this story.