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Lightning Strikes VIA Driver

by Elizabeth Ruiz

A VIA  Metropolitan Transit Authority employee is recovering at San Antonio Military Medical Center after an apparent lightning strike Monday evening as thunderstorms rumbled across the city.
VIA spokeswoman Priscilla Ingle says it happened at the bus yard  on Myrtle Street near San Pedro.

"A van operator who was just getting off duty had parked his van and was walking through the bus yard and we believe that he may have been struck by lightning," Ingle told 550 KTSA News.

She says the man works for the VIAtrans division, which provides transportation for disabled passengers. 

He was rushed to SAMMC with serious injuries.

Meanwhile, Bexar County Sheriff's Deputies and county firefighters were busy with high water rescues.

As of 10:30 Monday night, county spokeswoman Laura Jesse said more than a dozen people had been pulled out of the water."

"We have a concentrated area of Northwest Bexar County that's flooded right now and we've had two confirmed high water rescues off of Galm Road and Swayback Ranch," said Jesse.

She said 12 people had been rescued from the fast-moving waters.

"Another person was pulled out of the water in the 10,000 block of FM 1560," said Jesse.

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