While driving in Chicago, Anja Englert witnessed a lighting strike that was a little too close for comfort.

The strike was so close, you can literally see the pole blast into pieces as splinters of wood rain down in front of Anja's vehicle. This video is going viral, along with other videos of lighting strikes as summer heat mixes with the seasonal storm activity.

Just a reminder that nature is powerful, and sometimes very scary!

[via YouTube]