Boy Saves Mom After Lightning Strike

By | July 10, 2009

struckbyWhat began as a typical morning meal turned into a life-altering event when a bolt of lightning struck a mother of six inside her Texas home as she cleared the breakfast table.

What saved Kimberly Krone’s life was the quick action of her 9-year-old son Tristan Coxwell, who called 911 for help.

“When I was little she got me a little play phone and stuff and I played with it. She taught me how to call 911,” Tristan told “Good Morning America” today. “In this equation, I just remembered to call 911 in an emergency.”

Krone, whose children range in age from 6 months to 9 years, was cleaning up from breakfast with her kids on June 11 and had just grabbed a dirty pan when she heard two loud booms.

That sound was quickly followed by an electrical bolt which made its way through recessed lighting in her ceiling, before bouncing off the pan and plunging into her chest.

The 29-year-old from Forney, Texas said she tried to drop the pan but couldn’t and the current shot out of her little toe.

via Boy Saves Mom After Lightning Strike – ABC News.

Holy crap. What is extra weird is that it is Tesla’s birthday. That’s Nikola Tesla, also known as the Master of Lightning.

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