Several Injured From Lightning Strike In Portage

PORTAGE (WWJ) — There was a lightning strike Tuesday night at a city park in Portage, where children and adults were playing soccer, seriously injuring one person and sending about a half dozen others to the hospital.

The lightning strike happened just before seven o’clock, as a wave of storms passed across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Portage Fire Battalion Chief Charles Wellman tells WWJ about the injuries:

“We ended up transporting one that was very serious, six others, seven in all, were transported by ambulances; I would say middle school to adults; there were at least two other people who went in for their own treatment from the hospital.”    

The injured were part of a youth soccer program at Westfield Park in Portage, near Kalamazoo.

(Copyright 2011 WWJ Newsradio 950)

Comments

One Comment

  1. HooDatIS? says:

    GET WELL SOON
    THESE STORMS HAVE RIPPED US ALL A NEW ASS
    VISIT MY BLOG
    http://ethicalfutures.wordpress.com/2011/04/15/robbery-suspect-severly-beaten-by-stlpd/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Fall Festivals In Metro DetroitFrom music to art to special events, there's a little something for everyone's delight.
Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.

Watch & Listen