Round Rock Police Officers Shocked by Lightning at Scene of Accident
Sunday was a rough day for Round Rock Police Officers.
KCENTV reports that one Round Rock officer was struck by a motorist while directing traffic, and then two other officers were shocked by a lightning strike. All of this happened on Sunday morning at Northbound I-35 and Old Settlers Road.
It's all started early yesterday morning when Round Rock police received a call about a pedestrian walking in the roadway around 5:30 am. When officers arrived they found a pedestrian dead at the scene. While attending to that person, an officer who was directing traffic was struck by a drunk motorist. That motorist was arrested. The officer struck by the intoxicated motorist was an 18-year veteran of the force. Sources say he is fighting for his life in the hospital.
Not long after that happened two more Round Rock Officers and a technician got shocked by a positive lightning strike that happened about 10:08 AM. The lightning strike was confirmed by KVUE radar.
All 3 individuals shocked by lightning ended up being ok after a trip to the hospital as a precaution.