Colorado Teen Struck by Lightning While Washing Car

Posted on August 18, 2010

A 14-year-old Colorado girl survived a lightning strike. She was washing the family car when a lightning bolt hit the ground nearby and traveled through the water she was standing in. The girl said she felt "tingling" and a pain in her elbow. She said it felt like her bones were crunching. She checked out okay at the local hospital and just has "minor nerve stuff" still bothering her.

Washing the car when thunderstorms are around is obviously something to avoid. We are glad she is doing well and hope she has a speedy recovery. Take a look:

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