CREEK COUNTY, Okla. (CBSDFW.COM) — It was a close call recently for a trooper with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol after being out in some severe weather.
It was on July 2 when Trooper Matthew Krupczyk stood on the side of the Turner Turnpike — about 35 miles southwest of Tulsa — trying to help a driver get a small forklift loaded after it fell off a trailer.READ MORE: Texas Gas Prices Are An Average 87 Cents Higher Than Last Year As Summer Travel Skyrockets
Dashcam video captured the moment as the trooper stood next to the forklift — that was blocking traffic — when a lighting bolt touched down and nearly hit him.READ MORE: Biden Announces Bipartisan Compromise On Infrastructure Proposal
Thunderstorms brought high winds and more than an inch and a half of rain to the area.
The lightning strike apparently arched over and also hit a passing SUV. The driver said everything on the dashboard of her vehicle was blinking, and all the lights were going on and off after the hit.MORE NEWS: Dallas Police Investigating Another Homicide In Mountain Creek Area
Both the trooper and the driver say they feel lucky to be alive.