Two Children and 1 adult hit by lightning in Patterson Park

Posted at 4:46 PM, Jun 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-11 07:43:28-04

One adult and two children are doing better after they were struck by lightning in East Baltimore over the weekend.

The lightning strike happened around 4 p.m. on Saturday at Patterson Park in Canton. They were all rushed to the hospital and are expected to be okay.

The names and ages of the three hit have not been released at this time.

The chances of getting struck by lightning are rare, but it can happen. According to the National Weather Service, an average of about 50 people are killed by lightning every year.

So remember when thunder roars, go indoors. Getting inside a building is the best, and really only way, you can prevent being struck by lightning. If you can't get to a building or a car for safety, the National Weather Service says to stay away from open fields. If you're in a group, spread out to avoid the current traveling among group members.

Lastly, stay away from wet items, fences, and poles, for they don't attract lightning, but they are great conductors of electricity.