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VIDEO: Lightning bolt nearly hits trooper in Oklahoma

Trooper apparently unharmed
Posted at 6:14 PM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 18:16:57-04

STROUD, Okla. — A trooper for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol had a terrifying experience last week along a busy highway.

The agency tweeted video of a trooper who had stopped along the Turner Turnpike to assist a driver on July 2.

The dashcam video shows a bolt of lightning strike within a few feet of the trooper.

A caption with the highway patrol tweet said, "Woah! That was close!"

The trooper apparently escaped the close call unharmed.