Man struck by lightning outside of Staples in Hoover

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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1373581645&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4137288&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1373581645 type=script]HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) – A man was struck by lightning on Wednesday evening as strong thunderstorms passed through the Birmingham area.

According to Lt. Rusty Lowe of the Hoover Fire Department, an employee of Staples in Hoover was struck by lighting.

He was in the parking lot and was using an umbrella.

Authorities responded to the scene and transported the man to a hospital.

His exact condition is unknown at this time.

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