AFL great sent to hospital after lightning strike hit Yarraville worksite
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“I packed myself. It scared the sh-t out me”, he said.
Hawkins said the small hut he sheltered in during the storm shook for up to 10 seconds after one loud bang.
Lightning had struck the hut.
”I was going to get to my car but it was about eight metres away,” he said.
“But I was too scared to go.
“The big tough footy player, Dougie was actually too scared to come out.”
After the storm passed, another employee told him he looked pale and that his eyes were crossed.
He felt light-headed and generally unwell so he went to see a doctor, who told him to go to the hospital to have his heart checked.
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“It could have been worse.”