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Lightning Girl

July 27, 2011 - Karin Elton
From the Associated Press wire...... “Pa. girl, 11, hit by lightning on sunny afternoon CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An 11-year-old western Pennsylvania girl is recovering after she was struck by a bolt from the blue. Lisa Wehrle tells the Observer-Reporter newspaper of Washington, Pa., that the sun was shining when her daughter, Britney, was struck by lightning Friday, apparently from a storm several miles away. Lisa Wehrle says, 'There was no rain. It was a beautiful day. All she heard was some thunder.'Lig The lightning hit Britney as she was walking down a hill in North Strabane Township with a friend about 2:30 p.m. that day. The bolt hit her on the left shoulder, leaving a burn-like mark and exited her wrist, where it left another mark. She was treated at a Pittsburgh hospital. Doctors discovered her arm was broken, but otherwise she's OK.”

Isn’t that freaky? That’s a life event the girl will always remember. It’s like she was specifically sought out by that lightning. And then she is left with a broken arm. Weird.


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