Lightning Hits Woman in Scranton
SCRANTON — The day began with hot temperatures in the 90s on Wednesday, but the heat gave way to intense storms.
A person was struck by lightning along Boulevard Avenue in Scranton’s Green Ridge section.
Witnesses said a woman was helping flag down cars while other people pushed stalled cars out of a flooded section of the street, when the lightning struck.
“A shock of lightning hit that tree, like a big flash, and she fell down. My friend Jay yelled to me and told me, ‘hey, there’s a lady down!’ and we grabbed her and put her in that house and called the paramedics,” said William Harth.
The victim in Scranton was taken to a hospital. At last check she was in stable condition.