Motorcycle rider hit by lightning discharged from the hospital

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 8:36 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 6 at 4:26 PM

A man who was struck by lightning while riding his motorcycle on Interstate 5 has been discharged from Harborview Medical Center, according to a hospital spokesperson.

The man, in his late 50s, was previously listed in satisfactory condition. The hospital did not say what changed to cause him to be moved to ICU.

The rider was struck in the helmet by lightning near Centralia Thursday morning. A person who saw it happen called 911 and helped get him to paramedics.

The lightning strike blew out the padding inside the rider’s helmet.

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