Man Almost Struck By Lightning

Too close for comfort for a man working in St. Joseph County after a close lightning strike knocked him over. It happened around 11 o'clock in the 19000 block of New Road. The South Bend Tribune reports the 51-year-old man was on a skidloader at the time. When the strike hit, he fell off the machinery, into some mud, got up, walked to shelter, then collapsed. He was able to call for help. His injuries were not severe. The man did not suffer any burns.