McDonald's employees injured due to lightning strikes

Submitted by Tiffany Glick, WBRC Community Web Producer

ASHLAND, ALA. (WBRC) - Two women working the drive-thru window at an Ashland McDonald's were injured Monday night after lightning struck in the area.

The Ashland Police Department received a call from the restaurant on Highway 9 around 9:30 p.m. Two women who were working at the drive-thru wearing headsets were complaining of head pain, said Chief Benny Davis.

Davis said he's not sure how it happened, but somehow the lightning had an effect on their headsets.

Local rescue units were unable to respond because of the severe storms, so police units took the women, Joleigh Rozelle, 23, and Devin Baker, 30, to nearby Clay County Hospital.

The restaurant's assistant manager said both women were doing fine Tuesday morning.

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