MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) – He’s lucky to be alive.

A Mamaroneck man who was hit by lightning has been suffering from headaches and chest pain, but is glad to be a survivor.

Jason Ward, 21, was working in a New Rochelle masonry yard on Friday, with one hand touching a truck and the other holding a pole, when the lightning hit, throwing him several feet.

“I was rolling like I was on fire,” says Ward, who was burned on his hands, chest and forehead. “It hurt uncontrollably. I can’t explain a pain like that.”

Ward won’t be throwing away the scorched T-shirt he was wearing.

“It’s my lucky shirt now,” he said. “I’m going to frame it.”


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