(07/19/2012)
Lightning has played havoc in Wood County.

Two children were taken to the hospital as a precaution after lightning struck near them at WV Interstate Fair in Wood County Wednesday.

A strong thunderstorm rolled through the region about 4 p.m.

Wood County Sheriff's dispatchers said lighting struck near the children. They were conscious when paramedics arrived and were transported to a local hospital.

Last week, 18-year-old Zach Sandy of Clarksburg was struck by a bolt of lightning at the back of his head that traveled down his body and out his feet. Sandy had been playing ball at a church camp.

Witnesses said it was not raining at the time, but there was a lot of clouds in the sky.

The youth's shirt and shoes were singed and his cell phone, which was in his back pocket, melted.

Sandy, who had been on life support has been released from a Pittsburgh hospital and is expected to recover. He has been sent to a rehab center.


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