A teenage girl was just enjoying a basketball game at the sports arena of a university in Clarksville, Tennessee when she was injured by falling debris after an apparent lightning strike.
The lightning hit the roof of the basketball arena Saturday night at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. Water leaked onto the court, and fans watching the match between Austin Peay and Murray State took shelter in nearby hallways and athletic offices.
The court had to be cleaned up and the basketball game had to be stopped for a good three hours.
The 15-year-old lightning victim was brought to a hospital for precaution. School director of marketing and digital media Kevin Young says the extent of her injuries are not yet known at this point.
It can not be established if the incident can be dismissed as just an accident resulting from the lightning or if there were problems with the basketball arena’s structure or the state of its roofs. It is not clear why the water leaked onto the court.
It is not clear yet if the parents of the teenager injured from the incident have reacted to the incident involving their child.
Clarksville is about 48 miles from Nashville, Tennessee.