Man struck by lightning while pumping gas survives
A man who was struck by lightning while pumping gas in New York state, lived to tell the tale Friday, reported dpa.
"I started pumping the gas, and I seen a very bright orange light, followed by a very bright white light, and then total darkness. I went out," William Hall told WIVB-TV.
He recalled feeling the current travelling through him, before passing out. "I was very numb, shaky. Hard to catch my breath. My heart was beating really rapid."
Hall made a routine stop at the pump late Wednesday. Surveillance cameras at K & K Food Mart caught Hall lurching over after the bolt struck. He returned to the pump on Thursday to complete filling his tank.
"Everybody tells me I'm lucky, and I feel that way. I really do," he said.
On Friday Hall said he felt fine, except that every muscle in his body was sore and he had a few small blisters on his elbow.