Lightning Strikes Utility Pole in Front of Queensland Man Stopped at Traffic Lights

When Wayne Finden stopped at a red light in Toowoomba, Queensland, on his way from work recently, he ended up with a front-row seat for a spectacular lightning strike just yards away.

Finden’s footage, from December 20, shows lightning hitting a utility pole across the junction from his car.

“This is the closest I’ve ever been to a lightning strike,” Finden wrote on Facebook. And mighty close it was, too. Credit: Wayne Finden via Storyful