Winter Springs lightning strike injures 3

One person has died and two others are hospitalized after being struck by lightning in Winter Springs. Reports indicate it happened in the area of ​​1300 Park Villa Place, behind Keeth Elementary.Seminole County Fire Department reports the victims are a child and two women, including an 18-year-old.According to Winter Springs police, an adult woman of unknown age who accompanied the child has died.Captain Doug Seely with Winter Springs Police Department said there was a mother and other family members by a tree at Trotwood Park, waiting for a to be released from school, when the lightning strike occurred.Original reports stated the only victims were a child and one adult, but the 18-year-old later called doctors after telling them she was OK, officials said. She was awake and in stable condition when they returned. A dog was also involved in the lightning strike but they hadn’t been able to locate it. The district tweeted that Keeth Elementary will have counselors on campus Friday to support students and staff members.”I don’t even know why I looked but I saw people on the ground and somebody was waving over the crossing guard like help and I was like , oh no something is happening,” Hope Reynolds, a parent, said.Another parent, Joe White, said he was about 15 feet away when it happened.”It sounds kind of cliché but you just wanted to help. People were down. Call 911. I already had my phone out,” White said.Watch the news conference below: In July, a 27-year-old man died after being hit by lightning in Volusia County in July.A 14-year-old girl narrowly survived after being struck by lightning in early June. Florida summers are always electric as the heat builds those afternoon storms. First responders said the flat landscape makes the area and the people in it susceptible to lightning strikes.

One person has died and two others are hospitalized after being struck by lightning in Winter Springs.

Reports indicate it happened in the area of ​​1300 Park Villa Place, behind Keeth Elementary.

Seminole County Fire Department reports the victims are a child and two women, including an 18-year-old.

According to Winter Springs police, an adult woman of unknown age who accompanied the child has died.

Captain Doug Seely with Winter Springs Police Department said there was a mother and other family members by a tree at Trotwood Park, waiting for a child to be released from school, when the lightning strike occurred.

Original reports stated the only victims were a child and one adult, but the 18-year-old later called doctors after telling them she was OK, officials said. She was awake and in stable condition when they returned.

The dog was also involved in the lightning strike but they hadn’t been able to locate it.

The district tweeted that Keeth Elementary will have counselors on campus Friday to support students and staff members.

“I don’t even know why I looked but I saw people on the ground and somebody was waving over the crossing guard like help and I was like, oh no something is happening,” Hope Reynolds, a parent, said.

Another parent, Joe White, said he was about 15 feet away when it happened.

“It sounds kind of cliché but you just wanted to help. People were down. Call 911. I already had my phone out,” White said.

Watch the news conference below:

In July, a 27-year-old man died after being hit by lightning in Volusia County in July.

The 14-year-old girl narrowly survived after being struck by lightning in early June.

Florida summers are always electric as the heat builds those afternoon storms. First responders said the flat landscape makes the area and the people in it susceptible to lightning strikes.

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