Lightning strike kills one, injures seven at Rocky Mountain National Park
Friday, July 11, 2014, 7:59 PM - Lightning has killed a woman and injured seven other people in Colorado a day after the 88th anniversary of a New Jersey lightning strike that killed nearly two dozen people.
Park spokesperson Kyle Patterson said staff was notified at 1:20 p.m. local time Friday about the strike, which occurred on the Ute Crossing Trail.
Two of the injured people were transported to hospital via ambulance while the others were taken to a medical centre of an evaluation.
This isn't the first time lighting has raised safety concerns in the park.
Earlier this month lightning strikes caused two small fires in the area.
"It is unusual to have two simultaneous lightning-caused fires at Rocky Mountain National Park," officials said in a news release.
"Fortunately resources were immediately available to respond."