Woman & child hurt in lightning strike

July 24, 2008 7:03:16 PM PDT
Violent storms have ripped through Bucks county and two people have been struck by lightning at a local pool. The incident happened just before 3:30 p.m. at the Brookside Swim Club at 501 Stoney Hill Road in Lower Makefield.

Police say 21-year old Bridget Gallagher of Lower Makefield was carrying a 3-year old boy she was babysitting. They were walking toward shelter, passing by a tree when it was hit by a bolt of lightning that transferred to the victims.

Gallagher was taken to St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, and later transferred to Temple University Hospital, where she was released Thursday.

The child, 3-year old Eric Lamort, was airlifted to Children's Hospital in Philadelphia, and was also released Thursday.


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