Cyclist struck by lightning

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. - A 51-year-old Ballwin man is in serious condition after he was struck by lightning while riding a bicycle.

The lightning struck him Thursday afternoon while he rode along the Maryland Heights Expressway near the entrance to Hollywood Casino. The unidentified man went into cardiac arrest, but was revived on the way to SSM DePaul Health Center.

Det. Joe Eagan with the Maryland Heights Police Department says the man's foot was wounded, but it's unclear if it was an exit wound from the lightning bolt.


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