2011-10-06 / Local & State

Pa. Boy Hospitalized After Lightning Strike

SHAMOKIN, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania boy is hospitalized after a lightning strike that happened just after he got off the school bus near his house.

State police say lightning hit a nearby tree as 10-yearold Logan Williams was walking toward his home in Shamokin on Wednesday afternoon.

The fourth-grader was knocked out by the strike. Witnesses say the boy's father performed CPR while the bus driver dialed 911.

Williams was transported to Geisinger Medical Center and was listed in critical condition. His grandfather, Mike Buriak, tells The Daily Item of Sunbury that doctors believe the boy was injured by the concussive force of the strike but suffered no burns.

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