Valley man recovering after hit by lightning during storm

A valley man was doing yard work during the storm on Monday morning when he was hit by lightning.

Tommy Mendoza says he had been standing in a puddle in his front yard near 7th Street and Bethany Home Road when he was struck.

He was fixing a sprinkler when he was knocked to the ground. Afterward, he was taken to a hospital.

When he arrived, doctors thought he had been involved in a crash before hearing his story.

He's recovering in an intensive care unit. Doctors tell Mendoza they couldn't find a pulse in his legs, and needed to check for nerve damage.

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