Lightning Hits Woman in Scranton

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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.