Two Claremont teenagers are alive today after being struck by lightning…and all because they were holding hands. And with that, Nicholas Spark’s is running to the computer to write his next novel.
Dylan and his girlfriend Lexie were walking Thursday along a tree-lined street holding hands when they were suddenly struck by lightning – part of thunderstorms moving through Southern California.
“Next thing you know, we are on the ground and we gave each other the most terrified looks you could possibly imagine,” Lexie told CBS 2. “It was definitely weird. I kind of thought there was an earthquake.”
The teens say a witness then approached them to tell them they had been struck by lightning. And, as CBS 2 reports, this is where things get wild:
Their physician, Dr. Stefan Reynoso of Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s satellite in Claremont, says their lives were probably spared because they were holding hands while walking.
“These two were lucky they that they were holding hands. It helped to diffuse the electrical current that ran through their bodies,” Reynoso said.
The doc claims that he belives the bolt of lightning hit Dylan’s head, traveled through his hand to her hand, and then exited through Lexie’s foot.
The witty couple now claims to have an “electric love”.