NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 14-year-old girl from Long Island is recovering after being struck by lightning Saturday morning.
CBS2’s vortex radar showed heavy rain and lightning pounding the Tri-state — including Syosset on the North Shore of Long Island.
That’s where 14-year-old Karly Morgan was power washing her dirt bike in the middle of the storm when she was struck, CBS2’s Matt Kozar reported.
“I only heard thunder so I thought I was going to be fine, and then all of the sudden there was a big bolt of lighting that hit,” Morgan said. “I guess somewhere near the power washer. I was holding the wand and it blew it out of my hand.”
Morgan doesn’t remember much. But, she was conscious and felt her heart racing and legs tingling.
“All I saw was this big light of white and blue in my face,” Morgan said. “I felt it down by my legs.”
Victoria Milana heard Morgan screaming and called 911.
“It sounded like she was being burned from the inside out,” Milana said. “It was just shock. I was very scared.”
But doctors gave Morgan the all clear.
“I didn’t really have time to feel upset or scared,” said her father Bob Morgan.
As for the teen, there’s no time to fret about getting struck by lightning.
“Depending on how I feel, I’ll probably ride my dirt bike,” Morgan said.