Henrico grandparents struck by lightning during soccer game

The pair was treated at VCU Medical Center after they were hit by lighting at Pocahontas Middle School.

From NBC12:

Lightning struck two grandparents leaving a middle school soccer game Wednesday, minutes after a storm cell quickly developed over Western Henrico County.

The bolt crashed into the parking lot of Pocahontas Middle School at 5:57 p.m., sending a 64-year-old woman flying feet from where she was standing.

The lightning strike also knocked her husband to the ground, with both reported in stable condition and conscious at VCU Medical Center late Wednesday.

In an interview at the scene, Byrd Middle School parent Tracey Leverty said she was watching her daughter’s soccer game against Pocahontas, when the storm clouds began to build.

The couple is expected to be okay. NBC12 has more on how the two were treated on the scene by parents until first responders arrived.

Read more from NBC12.

Photo: NBC12

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