A Collin County woman is recovering after being struck by lightning, she says.
It happened at her home in Celina around 7:30 Tuesday night.
Diane Saniewski said her husband and son were working on cars in their front yard when a bolt of lightning struck a transformer. She said it traveled across their home and struck her daughter, Nikki, who was standing on the back porch. Her daughter was recording video of the storm at the time.
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"It felt like a bomb going off," Nikki Hastings said. "It felt like somebody burned me and picked on my bones with a pick ax."
"She video-taped it and when the lightning hit, it picked her up and threw her against the backdoor of the house approximately 12-14 foot," Saniewski said.
Hastings, who has special needs, was taken to a hospital with neck and spine injuries. She said she also feels a burning feeling throughout her body.
"Pain, her muscles are contracting and she's just crying a lot because she just can't believe she's alive," Saniewski said.
Until the incident, Hastings said she was an amateur storm follower. She said she won’t be watching storms anymore.