U.S. Olympian Escapes Injury After Lightning Strike On Long Island
NESCONSET, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Olympic athlete Maria Michta who leaves next week for London to compete in the race walk, but today, she is lucky to be walking at all.
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“A bad fire doesn’t even explain the damage. I mean, the cars literally were incinerated,” she told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall. “The street itself physically was damaged. Part of it was thrown up on to the lawn. I mean the guys had to come out here today to re-do the street. That’s how intense it was.”
Maria said she was training at a nearby high school when this scary fire happened.
“I mean, we had enough excitement, positive excitement. Now this is just like insane excitement. Thankfully everyone’s okay,” she said.
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