Monday, July 13, 2009

Brazoria County Man Struck By Lightning/Saved By Cop

Cop Saves Man Struck By Lightning
Updated: Saturday, 11 Jul 2009, 10:53 AM CDT
Published : Friday, 10 Jul 2009, 9:39 PM CDT

HOUSTON - A Brazoria County man is struck by lighting on his drive home from work--and survives.

Last month Chris Camacho, 35, left work in Houston headed to his home in Brazoria when he saw a flash of light.

"It was the brightest light you've ever seen," he said. "I thought I was hit by something massive."

As it turns out, Camacho's car was struck by a bolt of lightning. Quickly filling with smoke and intense heat, the car stopped in the middle of Highway 288 in Pearland. Camacho says he tried to get out, but the electrical current pushed him back in.

"It happened so fast, it was like a dream. I never thought something like this could happen to me."

The lightning entered through the car's antenna and blew out the back window, popped the trunk, deployed the air bags and melted much of the interior.

"It was the hottest heat, I felt it on my back," said Camacho.


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