Welcome to the yearly summary section of the Colorado Lightning Resource Page. This page summarizes the previous years' lightning casualties for the State of Colorado.
Summary Year: 2012
This page was posted on 10 May, 2013. Data was from STORMDATA and other sources.
In 2012, only 1 person was injured by lightning in Colorado. In an average year, 3 people in the Centennial State are killed by lightning and 13 are injured (1980-2012 data).
26 September 2012, 1950 mst (2050 mdt). A man was seriously injured when struck by lightning outside the Hebrew Educational Alliance as he and his family were getting into their vehicle. The victim stopped breathing, but was saved by his wife who performed CPR. 15% of the victims body was burned by the flash.