Bicyclist struck in the head by lightning

3 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Friday, August 29 2014 Aug 29, 2014 Friday, August 29, 2014 6:38:00 AM CDT August 29, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

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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