MOORESVILLE, North Carolina - A truck was hit by lightning Wednesday, causing sparks to fly — and the moment was caught on camera.
A dramatic video captured by JR Motorsports on Jan. 4 shows the moment when the bolt hits the truck in the Mooresville shop’s parking lot, causing the vehicle’s headlights to turn on.
The American professional stock car racing team shared the video, joking that they were "starting the year off with a bang."
According to JR Motorsports, the lightning struck a truck and then ran along a fence around the building. They said that though the truck had no "visual damage, it will not start!"
They also noted that everyone from their team was inside and safe.
The National Weather Service warned of "widespread showers and thunderstorms" crossing the region Wednesday and reported 2.74 inches of rainfall in the area.
This broke a 117-year-old record during the thunderstorm, according to the agency.
According to the Vaisala U.S. National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN), 2022 saw the most extreme concentration of lightning ever detected. Meanwhile, the state of Texas saw a significant decrease in lightning activity, a major snowstorm in Buffalo, New York triggered over 1,100 lightning strikes, and an unusual lack of thunderstorms led to drought across the Mississippi River basin.
This story was reported from Los Angeles. Storyful contributed.