WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A 64-year-old Wichita man has survived being struck by lightning.
The Wichita Eagle reported that the man was taken to an area hospital for what are described as non-life-threatening injuries.
Dispatchers received the call about the lighting strike at 9:26 p.m. Thursday.
The National Weather Service says the odds of being struck by lightning in a person’s lifetime are one in 10,000. Over the last 30 years, the U.S. has averaged 55 reported lightning fatalities per year. The National Weather Service said that only about 10 percent of people who are struck by lightning are killed.