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Pregnant woman struck by lightning, she and baby survive

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -

They say lightning doesn't strike twice, but one family in New Mexico was struck three times on the 4th of July.  One of the victims was pregnant.

"It was getting really close so we decided to end the fireworks and go inside," described Ian Gordon.  "Right when we decided to do that, the next thing we know, we woke up on the ground."

"We just stiffened up and fell down- fell like boards," said Kendra Villanueva who was two weeks away from her due date at the time.

Doctors believe the current went in the man's ear and through his body, then into Villanueva before going out her thumb. As big as the jolt was, it could have been worse.  First responders think a car they were standing next to absorbed a lot of the energy, maybe even saving their lives.

Most importantly, after an emergency C-section, the baby seems to be just fine.

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