LIVONIA, Mich. (WJBK) – A Livonia man’s truck antennae ended up being a lightning arrester Tuesday night.
It is a one-in-a-million opportunity, however it has happened at a Livonia couple’s home 4 times.
“This is a good example of where the lightning struck (on the driveway) from obviously off the cars and truck,” said David. “You can see how hot it got, it blew (the antennae) end off.”
David and Janet were watching the Red Wings when the not likely took place.
“When the entire yard lit up,” he said. “And the sound was at the exact same time and terrified everybody in your house.”
They peaked outside and David’s F-150 truck lights were all on. A retired Ford guy, he went to examine.
“I tried to start the engine and nothing launches,” he stated.
He inspected out Janet’s SUV.
“That doesn’t start either,” David stated. “And it’s got all type of error messages appearing on the screen.”
He knew right away what occurred after discovering the charred antennae in the lawn and marks on the driveway with asphalt missing from the lightning strike.
“We are fortunate we were not in the vehicle at the time,” he said.They couple had actually
believed they were out of the woods after getting rid of a giant tree in the front lawn of their home -but nope.And when they called up their insurance coverage company
they were met a really pregnant time out at the other end of the phone.”AAA has never become aware of it, the claims adjuster asked a great deal of concerns,”Janet said.Not sure if there was anything they could have done to avoid
it, however they are hoping their luck turns around.The automobiles will be covered by insurance coverage however David and Janet do have to pay their deductible