David Allgood of Springfield tells NewsChannel 5 how he took a strike from lightning and lived to tell about it.
1978 Silverado pickup truck
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – David Allgood of Springfield is one of the few people who can say he took a strike from lightning and lived to tell about it.
"Let's just say I wasn't hit by a bolt, but what they had told me was I had conducted a bolt of lightning," Allgood, 33, shared exclusively with NewsChannel 5 from his hospital bed at Vanderbilt Hospital.
"So, what that means is it started somewhere; it went through me, and it ended somewhere else," said Allgood.
Allgood, a single father of a 9-year-old boy, said he was rolling up the windows to his pickup truck Friday evening when the strike happened.
Allgood was knocked to the ground, disoriented and recalls some head-to-toe paralysis, at least part of the time.
"My hands were still so numb, swelling and tingling," he said. "I still remember feeling nothing."
David said doctors at Vanderbilt wanted to keep an eye on him and his internal organs overnight; but he plans to be released and return home on Sunday, just in time for Father's Day.