A person was hospitalized Saturday afternoon after they were hurt by lightning striking a light pole at a softball field in Vance.

Harold Mcadory, chief of the Vance Fire Protection District, said the incident happened around 12 noon.

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Mcadory said a softball game was under way when a bolt of lightning struck a light pole at the ball park.

He said something called a feeder band arced off the pole and struck a person at the park.

Mcadory said because of privacy laws, he could not say much about the victim except they were transported to a Birmingham area hospital.

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