Man hospitalized after possible lightning strike in Doral

DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) - Rescue crews have taken a man to the hospital after, police said, he was struck by lightning in a Doral neighborhood.

Doral Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene at Northwest 114th Avenue and 69th Street in Doral, Friday, at around 2 p.m.

Witness Benjamin Rosario, a landscaper who was working nearby, said there was a crew of 12 to 14 people laying asphalt on the road. The witness said the crew continued working after a thunderstorm rolled in around 1:30 p.m.

Rosario, however, stopped what he was doing.

“When there’s too many lights, I stop because I don’t like working like that,” he said, “so I see the guy continue working.”

Rosario said the victim was working near a power box when he heard loud thunder. Moments later, the witness said, the victim went down.

“I guess, when the light touched the guy — I just listened to the noise only,” said Rosario.

Paramedics transported the 59-year-old victim to Kendall Regional Medical Center in serious condition.

The inclement weather was not limited to Miami-Dade County. A 7News viewer sent in pictures of lightning bolts in Coral Springs.

Doctors are working to confirm whether the victim was struck by lightning.

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