Video shows Sabine County family injured in lightning strike
SABINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Sabine County husband and wife and their son are recovering from minor injuries after lightning struck their patio while they were unloading their car on Saturday.
"I remember a little bit of heat, but after the white light, that's it," Tim Powell, who was struck by lightning said. "I definitely feel blessed, someone was watching for us on that day."
Tim is referring to the night he said his life flashed before his eyes.
"When I reached around to help her out of the car, I just remember a white light," Tim said.
Tim, his Wife Kayla Powell and their two kids were unloading their truck during Saturday's thunderstorm when the lightning struck.
"We didn't see any lightning, or thunder, when we got to the house it was just raining," Tim said.
A burst of lightning struck their vehicle and bounced onto them. The lightning strike was capture on the surveillance video owned by Kayla and Tim Powell of Bronson.
It shows Tim Powell outside the car and taking items from the trunk while his wife is inside the car with a young child walking around the patio. Then there is a burst of light and Tim Powell hits the ground and the child holds his ears and a dog runs inside. Kayla Powell then comes out of the car holding her back and helping her son inside the house.
Tim said he's amazed at his wife's strength during the incident.
In the video Kayla is seen pulling Tim inside after a second bolt of lightning flashes across the sky.
Tim said he can't remember any of it.
"I was only being told what had happened because I don't remember," Tim said. "It's one of those things you want to see what happened so you can understand it because you weren't there for it. Or you were there but you weren't conscious."
He said he's thankful that his wife acted fast and that his kids were safe.
"First thing she did was get the kids inside, and made sure they were safe before she tended to me because she knows I would've done the same thing," Tim said. "That was the biggest concern, because you never know."
Tim Powell said the family suffered some burns and bruises and they went to the hospital Saturday night.
Kayla Powell shared the video on Facebook and said that strike was the first one they saw between San Augustine and their home.
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