BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A Massachusetts state trooper and his dog underwent medical evaluations after their pick-up truck was struck by lightning while on patrol at Boston’s Logan International Airport.

Spokesman David Procopio says trooper Randy Enos was conscious and alert and was able to use his portable radio to alert colleagues that his vehicle had been struck by lightning on Friday afternoon.

Electronics and wiring for the pick-up truck “were pretty much fried” by the lighting according to Procopio. Colleagues could hear the horn blaring continuously in the background when the trooper used his portable radio.

The trooper was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital evaluations and released Friday night.

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  1. shotime says:

    Well I guess this debunks the old myth that your car is the safest place during a thunder and lightning storm! Good news to hear that the officer and his pooch are doing well!

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