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Treating Lightning Strikes And Other Traumatic Injuries


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Dr. Tracy Bilski. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

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Florida is the lightning capital of the US… and Central Floridians are made aware of the dangers of getting caught out in the open in a thunderstorm. 

But what happens if you do get hit by lightning? 

For more we turn to Dr. Tracy Bilski. She’s the trauma medical director of the Osceola Regional Medical Center and a former US Navy surgeon.


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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