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Bicyclist hit by lightning ID’d as Colorado race driver

Howard Pankratz
The Denver Post

Well-known Englewood race driver Richard Burton is in critical condition at Swedish Hospital after being struck by lightning Wednesday afternoon.

Burton was on his bicycle in the 3100 block of South Acoma Street when he was hit.

According to Julie Lonborg, spokesperson for Swedish Medical Center, Burton’s family said he had decided to hop on his bike and check out an emergency incident near his home.



Lonborg said that as Burton neared the scene, he was struck by lightning.

Paramedics at the first incident saw Burton get hit, go into cardiac arrest, and immediately went to his aid.



Burton was taken to Swedish Medical Center, where he is currently receiving treatment known as post-arrest hypothermia, which cools the body for 24 hours.

For more of this Denver Post story: http://www.denverpost.com/ci_13308137


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