PHOENIX - A Valley driver believes his car may have been hit by lightning during Monday’s monsoon storm.
“It either hit the car or hit very close to the car,” said Steven Peterson.
Peterson was driving near Bell Road and I-17 on Monday night when he decided to put his cell phone on the dashboard and record some of the lightning. Twelve seconds later, the bolt hit.
“It was blinding and deafening,” he told ABC15. “The car completely shut down.”
The cell phone also shut off during the lightning strike, he said.
His car doesn’t appear to have any visible markings of a strike, but he said the vehicle still has some electrical issues since the storm.
“It was just a blur.”
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