Struck by Lightning....

  1. Two nurses were walking to their cars following their shift last night at a local Atlanta hospital..and were struck by lightning. Miraculously they both survived. Someone was clearly looking out for our fellow colleagues, weren't they?
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   Shamrock
    :angel2: Ouch!! I'd say their guardian angels were working overtime!! :angel2:
  4. by   Mkue
    That is a miracle, omg, how frightening, glad they survived. :angel2:
  5. by   gwenith
    Very lucky they were not killed but were they hurt? Lightning can cause horrible trauma.
  6. by   CseMgr1
    Here's the story:

    Woman still hospitalized after lightning strikes at hospital

    By BILL MONTGOMERY
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer

    One of two employees struck by lightning in separate parking lots at a Marietta hospital is in stable condition this morning.

    The second victim was released from Wellstar Kennestone Hospital late Thursday.

    Marietta police spokesman Brian Marshall said the women were apparently injured outside their cars as they left during a thunderstorm that swept past the hospital around 7:25 p.m. Thursday.

    One employee was struck on the top level of a hospital parking deck. The other was injured on a lower level.

    "They're both going to be OK, from what the hospital tells me," Marshall said. Marshall did not have their identities.
  7. by   atownsendrn
    Worked at this hospital and know one of the nurses. She's doing fine. Said she wasn't parking in that parking deck anymore
  8. by   jnette
    Pshew ! I've always wondered how ppl survive lightening strikes.. it simply amazes me that they do.

    Very lucky nurses there ! Wow.
  9. by   CseMgr1
    Originally posted by atownsendrn
    Worked at this hospital and know one of the nurses. She's doing fine. Said she wasn't parking in that parking deck anymore
    I don't blame her! :uhoh21:
  10. by   Good_Queen_Bess
    "They" say that statistically, you are more likely to get struck by lightning than win the lottery. I wonder what the probability of BOTH happening is................
    :roll :chuckle

    I'm not trivialising it BTW, it's awful.
  11. by   Tweety
    I'm glad they are o.k. We have lightening strikes here occasionally two. In fact, more than anywhere in the nation I've read. Can cause heart arrythmias as well as burns.
  12. by   funnygirl_rn
    I was out in that storm too...and also worried about getting struck. So glad they are okay.

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