Bicyclist struck in the head by lightning

Posted: Aug 29, 2014 6:38 AM by The Associated Press
Updated: Aug 29, 2014 10:17 AM

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS (AP) - A suburban St. Louis man was hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by lightning while riding his bicycle.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported 51-year-old Joseph Adams of Ballwin was biking along the Maryland Heights Expressway Thursday afternoon when he was struck in the head by lightning and went into cardiac arrest.

Police said Adams works in the Riverport area and was biking home despite a strong storm. Witnesses stopped to help and paramedics who arrived within four minutes were able to revive him.

The man's name has not been released.

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