Woman and man injured when lightning strikes

August 02, 1996

A New Windsor woman and a male friend were injured when they were struck by lightning Tuesday outside the woman's home, fire officials said.

Amy Whitfield, 18, of the 1100 block of Tibbetts Lane was standing with her friend under a tree next to a barbecue grill when lightning struck, fire officials said.

Whitfield and the man, who was not identified, were taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, fire officials said.

Their medical conditions were unavailable.

The lightning did not strike the house, as reported by a Baltimore television station, said Ronnie Blacksten, chief of the New Windsor Fire Company.


Union Bridge: Firefighters responded at 8: 02 a.m. Tuesday to burning electrical wires in the 4000 block of Bark Hill Road. Units were out 22 minutes.

Pub Date: 8/02/96

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