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Mother dies after being injured by lightning strike in Winter Springs, authorities say

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. — 7:20 p.m. Update: The mother who was injured by a lightning strike Thursday afternoon has died, according to the Winter Springs Police Department.

A child and a dog who were also injured have been seen by medical professionals and “are doing fine,” police said.

The lightning hit a nearby tree near Trotwood Park, energizing the area and striking the victims, according to police.

4:30 p.m. update: A mother, child and a teenager are in the hospital because of an indirect lightning strike.

It was originally reported that just the mother and child were involved.

The third person, described as an 18-year-old woman, left the lightning scene and said she was originally fine, then called the paramedics, according to the fire department..

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The lightning strike happened at Trotwood Park east of Tuskawilla Road in Winter Springs.

A pet dog was also involved, but its condition and whereabouts are unknown, according to the fire department.

Also in Winter Springs, first responders say a lightning struck a home Thursday afternoon on Partridge Circle, a mile away from the lightning strike.

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A mother and child were transported to the hospital Thursday afternoon after being struck by lightning, according to the Winter Springs Police Department.

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It happened around 2:20 p.m. at Trotwood Park in Winter Springs.

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A child and an adult were taken to the hospital, according to the Seminole County Fire Department. Their conditions were not immediately known.

A pet dog was also involved, but its condition and whereabouts are unknown, according to the fire department.

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Channel 9 has a crew heading to the scene. Check back for more details and watch Eyewitness News for LIVE coverage.

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See a map of the scene below:

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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