Police officer temporarily blinded by lightning strike

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GAUTIER, MS - Talk about your close call! A police officer in Gautier, Mississippi was driving down the road when this happened.

Lightning striking the bridge right in front of him.

The officer says the intense close-up flash nearly blinded him.

He later went back to the spot where the bolt hit and found a chunk of singed concrete.

It's rare to catch a lightning strike like this on camera.