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Watch A Driver Narrowly Escape With His Life As Lightning Strikes Inches Away From His Car

26/11/2015 13:30 GMT | Updated 26/11/2015 13:59 GMT

The terrifying reality of lightning is that you never know where it will strike.

A driver in Melbourne found this out the hard way while travelling on a busy crossroads in Melbourne, Australia.

Moments after he had driven past a certain point at the junction, a bolt hit the road causing a large spark that sent bits of tar flying into the air.

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A camera on board another vehicle captured the incredible moment and posted the video to YouTube.

What the seven-second clip fails to tell us is whether the driver was left unharmed and more crucially, whether the footage is real.

YouTube commenters with a healthy helping of cynicism have suggested that the footage is fake saying the bolt "would have flipped the car and been way louder..."

All we can say is a little bit of skepticism goes a long way, at least when it comes to the internet.

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