HOUSTON (KTRK) --Four people were rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after being struck by lightning in southwest Houston and one wanted to talk about it.
"It makes me feel differently about life," said Domingo Martinez.
The Houston Fire Department was called to the home in the 5400 block of Imogene in Meyerland around 3:45pm. Workers doing foundation repair were in the front yard. A large tree was hit and they suffered injuries. One man was listed in critical condition.
Martinez was considered stable and was released. He told us all four of them were thrown to the ground.
"I had a tingling sensation the whole time" said Martinez.
A neighbor compared the strike to the sound of a loud gunshot.
"It was like boom! It shocked me enough to jolt me out of bed and then he came in my room in tears because he was afraid," said Anneke McLauren.
"I saw the light and the house shook," added her son Zayin McLauren.
They said within minutes, they heard emergency sirens screaming down her street. Martinez called 911. He had a headache and is still shaken up. He is pulling for his co-worker who was critically injured.
"I just hope he gets better," said Martinez.