High School Football Player in San Diego Struck by Lightning During SoCal Storm

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A storm that swept through Southern California on Monday brought nearly 2 inches of rain to the San Bernardino mountains and more than 4,000 lightning flashes, striking at least one teen.

Rain-slicked roads became a challenge on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 at Vermont and Olympic in Los Angeles as scattered showers lingered from a wet storm system that moved in over the weekend. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Rain-slicked roads became a challenge on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 at Vermont and Olympic in Los Angeles as scattered showers lingered from a wet storm system that moved in over the weekend. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

The National Weather Service recorded 4,063 lightning flashes in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties.

In San Diego, a 14-year-old  high school football player was hospitalized after he was struck by lightning.

Dennis Tuatagaloa told KGTV-TV he was walking off the football field at Grossmont High School when he felt the jolt. The teen said the pain felt like a football tackle, and his muscles cramped up.

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