No warning lightening strike injures three teens during softball practice

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POSTED: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 2:00pm

UPDATED: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 2:04pm

A softball field turned dangerous Thursday, March 15 after a quick storm rolled through bringing lightning that struck several students.

In all four students were injured - one critically.

There was no warning and only a cloud in the sky when suddenly...

"We heard it crack and we saw, I saw a bright light,” Abby, a teammate, recalled. “You don't even know what's going on. We felt it. We all felt it."

The next things girls with the Seymour High School team knew, a freshmen named Emily was down at second base.

"We just thought that she fell because she was in shock or she was scared," Logan, a teammate, added.

According to Emily’s teammates, coaches carried the freshmen off the field and a doctor started CPR on her.

"She wasn't responsive."

That girl wasn't the only girl hurt. Three others, a sophomore, junior and senior also showed signs of being hit.

Moments after the strike, the teens took cover in the dugout. The girls who were injured had help off the field.

"We all started balling because we were so scared."

What scared the young women the most was the sight of teammates being injured, it was how unexpected it all was.

"We didn't get any warning, not at all."

Practicing on the field one minute and the next watching a critically injured teammate fight for her life.

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