Haltom City woman survives lightning strike

A Haltom City mother fixing dinner on Monday evening survived being struck by lightning.

Sonya Franklin was in her kitchen when a lightning bolt made contact near her home. She then felt a jolt race up her arm.

"As I was stirring it the spoon was touching the bottom of this and it's a metal pan,” Franklin said. “It blew the spoon over here.”

Franklin laid down on the floor and her son called her husband. He then called 911.

"I was scared I mean, the natural reaction I was scared I didn't know what to do I thought I was gonna have brain damage or something," Franklin said.

From 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. there were more than 550 cloud to ground lightning strikes in Tarrant County.

Paramedics responded to the location, but Franklin said she felt fine and declined to be taken to the hospital.

Franklin said she now has something in common with her father – both were struck by lightning and lived to tell their story.

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