If there's a lightning storm overhead, it's maybe a good idea not to stand next to New Westminster Police officer Terry Wilson. That's because there's a greater chance of a person being struck by lightning a second time after they've been hit once
Wilson, a detective with the domestic violence unit, was hit by lightning Aug. 10. The South Surrey resident and a neighbour were returning home from the Black Hills Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, the largest in North America.
"The trip was all about getting there, not spending time there. We just wanted to get there, get the T-shirt and get out," explained Wilson about the rally that draws up to 500,000 motorcyclists.
On the return trip, just after crossing into Wyoming and while riding through a "freak" rainstorm, lightning hit him. The bolt entered at the base of his skull and exited his tail bone