(CNN) – CNN reports that California teens Lexie Varga and Dylan Corliss are recovering from minor injuries after being struck by lightning.
According to a doctor, the injuries could have been much worse if the two teens had not been holding hands.
“These two were lucky they that they were holding hands. It helped to diffuse the electrical current that ran through their bodies,” said Dr. Stefan Reynoso.
Corliss said he and Varga were walking to go eat when they saw lightning in the sky. Next thing they knew, they both were on the sidewalk, screaming and looking at each other, about three feet away from where they had just been standing.
“I just remember being really confused,” Corliss said. “It felt like someone had hit me over the head with a sheet of metal.”
A driver saw the lightning strike them and stopped to help.
The couple, feeling strange…
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