During the episode "Evolution of the Daleks", the Tenth Doctor
absorbed a lightning bolt (full of gamma radiation) from the top of the Empire State Building in order to stop/delay/interfere with the dalek's plan to create an army of human shells with Dalek minds
Now, the Doctor manages to come out virtually unscathed. I'm curious if a normal Earth human would be able to survive the same bolt, or if The Doctor was able to survive because he's a Time Lord who has regenerative powers (and can absorb radiation, seen in S3E2 "Smith and Jones").
NOTE: I've only watched up to S3E4, so please no spoilers.
I am looking for an in-universe explanation. Really what I'm looking for is if The Doctor was able to survive only because he's an alien or if there was some other factor in play.