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.
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.