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Woman struck by lightning in Fort Worth

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FORT WORTH, Texas -

A Fort Worth woman was struck by lightning as storms moved through the area Tuesday night.

20-year-old Savanna Parker was at her apartment west of downtown with her mother Jonette Parker.

Savanna says the storm was passing over them when she decided to wash her car.

"I touched my car and I guess lightning struck and my right arm went back and I felt the power from the lightning push me back." Savanna said. "Everybody's electricity got cut off when I got hit."

Initially Savanna appeared to be okay, but after a few minutes she felt her chest tighten and numbness in her arms.

"I just hope everything is okay and she's fine," her mother said, "because they say the lightning will strike her, but later on she'll feel it."

She was taken to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. Doctors say Savanna will be fine but she will temporarily feel sharp pain.

Savanna says she will not walk outside during a storm again.

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