Follow Up: 15-year-old girl struck by lightning while inside her home in North Huntingdon

  • Source: WMUR-TV ABC 9 Manchester
  • Published: 05/19/2022 12:00 AM

A 15-year-old girl was struck by lightning while inside her Pennsylvania home on Monday evening, fire officials confirmed. At least five homes in the area were hit by lightning, including the home where the teenage girl was struck. The fire captain of the Circleville Fire Department, Keith Gray, said the lightning went through the girl's pinky finger and out of her left leg. Giana Scaramuzzo said she was treated by EMS and is OK. "All of a sudden I hear the loud sound of thunder, and I see lightning, and I see it reflect from my mirror, and all of a sudden I feel like a shock in my pinky, and then it goes up my body and out through my leg," Scaramuzzo said. She said paramedics took her blood pressure, which was normal, as well as an EKG. She said the EKG was sent to a local hospital.


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