Virginia has seen its fair share of lightning-related injuries and fatalities over the years.  Struckbylightning.org has compiled a list of lightning injuries and deaths in Virginia over the years.

One thing you'll notice is many of the injuries occurred during sporting events and while rare, indirect strikes while people were on the phone or using headphones.

Most lightning strike injuries and deaths in Virginia took place on Sundays and Wednesday, but can take place any day of the week.

Name (Sex/Age)DateLocaleOutcomeLocation
1 person (?/?)Sun, 08/11/2013Virginia Beach, VA USAInjured
3 of 3 in a tree (M/62)Sun, 07/21/2013Harrisonburg, VA USAInjuredIndirect,Outside,Tree,Under Trees
1 of 3 in a tree (?/?)Sun, 07/21/2013Harrisonburg, VA USAInjuredIndirect,Outside,Tree
2 of 3 in a tree (M/22)Sun, 07/21/2013Harrisonburg, VA USAInjuredIndirect,Outside,Tree,Under Trees
Shelly Beadles, 2 of 2 (F/29)Tue, 05/01/2012Halifax, VA USAInjuredIndirect,Outside,Porch
Jennifer Duffey, 1 of 2 (F/26)Tue, 05/01/2012Halifax, VA USAInjuredIndirect,Outside,Porch
Larry Bazzle (M/52)Wed, 03/21/2012James City, VA USAInjuredHail,Indirect,Inside Shower,Severe Thunderstorm,Standing in Doorway
man (M/?)Wed, 02/29/2012South Boston, VA USAInjuredIndirect,Indoors,Police Officer,Work
2 of 2 airport workers (?/?)Wed, 09/07/2011Arlington , VA USAInjuredAirplane,Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Work
1 of 2 airport workers (?/?)Wed, 09/07/2011Arlington , VA USAInjuredAirplane,Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Work
1 of 2 (M/?)Fri, 08/19/2011Arlington , VA USAInjuredGround Strike,Indirect,Outside,Walking
2 of 2 (F/?)Tue, 08/16/2011Arlington , VA USAInjuredCardiac Arrest,CPR,Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Walking
Jeff Rogers (M/?)Sat, 06/11/2011Colonial Heights, VA USAInjuredOutside,Standing in Doorway,Thrown,Work
man (M/?)Sat, 06/11/2011Colonial Heights, VA USAInjuredBurnt,Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside
Steve (M/47)Sun, 07/25/2010Leesylvania State Park, Va USAInjuredBoat,Ground Strike,Indirect,On Water,Outside,Water
man (M/?)Sun, 05/30/2010Brandermill, Va USAInjuredOutside,Yard
Brandy Futrell (F/25)Sun, 05/16/2010Suffolk, Va USAInjuredCardiac Arrest,CPR,Dogs,Fence,Outside
emergency dispatcher (M/?)Sun, 05/02/2010Richmond, Va USAInjuredheadset,Indirect,Indoors
Jonathan Colson 2 of 2 boys (M/12)Wed, 06/03/2009Spotsylvania, Va USAInjuredBaseball or Softball,Cardiac Arrest,CPR,Critical,Little League,Outside
Chelal Gross-Matos 1 of 2 boys (M/12)Wed, 06/03/2009Spotsylvania, Va USAKilledBaseball or Softball,CPR,Field,Little League,Outside,Sports Field
Chris Palmatier (mailman) (M/?)Wed, 07/23/2008Virginia Beach, Va USAInjuredMail Carrier,Outside,Thrown,Yard
man (M/?)Wed, 07/09/2008Blairs, Va USAInjuredIndoors,Telephone
woman (F/?)Mon, 07/07/2008Salem, Va USAInjuredheadset,Indirect,Indoors
Stephanie Dawn Kirpes (F/23)Sun, 07/06/2008Virginia Beach, Va USAKilledBeach,Jogging / Running,Near Water,Outside,Water
1 of 2 married couple (M/?)Mon, 04/28/2008Sussex, Va USAInjuredIndoors
2of 2 married couple (F/?)Mon, 04/28/2008Sussex, Va USAInjuredIndoors
Rivanna Water v LaFleur (F/?)Tue, 02/26/2008, VA USAUnknown OutcomeLegal
Betty Ratliff (F/?)Wed, 06/20/2007Bedford County, VA USAInjuredGarden,Outside,Yard
Jeremy Mosebrook (M/14)Sat, 06/09/2007Campbell County, VA USAKilledField,fishing,Near Water,Outside,Raining,Severe Thunderstorm,Stormy Weather,Taking Shelter
Craig Swanson (M/16)Fri, 06/08/2007Bowling Green, VA USAInjuredIndirect,Indoors
Willie Wilson (M/16)Fri, 05/11/2007Portsmouth, VA USAInjuredDuring the storm,Outside,Taking Shelter,Under Trees
Noah Addesa (M/12)Fri, 04/27/2007Chesapeake, VA USAInjuredDuring the storm,Outside,Taking Shelter
Ryland Fleet (M/51)Tue, 08/08/2006Gloucester, Va USAInjuredBicycle,Outside
Frenchie Johnson (M/62)Tue, 08/09/2005Portsmouth, VA USAInjuredBurnt,Golf Course,Near Trees,Outside
Shane Harlow 3 of 4 (M/20)Wed, 07/27/2005Loudoun, VA USAInjuredDuring the storm,Outside,Raining,Taking Shelter,Under Trees
2 of 4 Mike Hetrick & Brandi Shelton (M/19)Wed, 07/27/2005Loudoun, VA USAInjuredDuring the storm,Outside,Raining,Taking Shelter,Under Trees
1 of 4 people (?/?)Wed, 07/27/2005Loudoun, VA USAInjuredOutside
Richard Moran Jr. (M/43)Tue, 05/24/2005Courtland, VA USAKilledMotorcycle,Outside,Road
J L Jenning (M/?)Tue, 07/27/2004Portsmouth, VA USAInjuredDuring the storm,Outside,Raining,Stormy Weather,Touching a vehicle
unknown (M/45)Thu, 07/01/2004Newport, VA USAKilledConstruction site,On a Roof,Outside
man (M/29)Sat, 08/30/2003Jamestown, VA USAKilledAmusement Park,Outside,Park
2 of 2 farmhands (M/27)Thu, 08/30/2001Remington, VA USAKilledDuring the storm,Farming,Hail,Near Utility Pole,Outside,Raining,Severe Thunderstorm,Stormy Weather,Ungrounded Shelter
1 of 2 farmhands (M/21)Thu, 08/30/2001Remington, VA USAKilledDuring the storm,Farming,Hail,Near Utility Pole,Outside,Raining,Severe Thunderstorm,Stormy Weather,Ungrounded Shelter
woman on boat (F/39)Sat, 08/11/2001Ocean View, VA USAKilledBoat,On Water,Outside
man (M/33)Mon, 08/07/2000Falls Church, VA USAKilledDuring the storm,Hail,Near Trees,Outside,Raining,Severe Thunderstorm,Stormy Weather,Taking Shelter,Under Trees,Wet
man in yard (M/39)Sun, 07/30/2000North Virginia Beach, VA USAInjuredBolt out of the blue,Clear sky,Outside,Yard
man during yardwork (M/39)Sun, 07/30/2000North Virginia Beach, VA USAUnknown OutcomeBolt out of the blue,Clear sky,Near Trees,Outside,Yard
man playing golf (M/37)Sun, 04/04/1999Jeffersonton, VA USAKilledCardiac Arrest,During the storm,Golf Course,Outside,Raining,Stormy Weather,Taking Shelter,Under Trees,Wet
Man in yard (M/42)Wed, 07/16/1997Fieldale, VA USAKilledDuring the storm,Outside,Severe Thunderstorm,Wind,Yard
soccer player (M/?)Sun, 07/14/1996Harrisonburg, VA USAKilledDuring the storm,Outside,Raining,Soccer,Sports Field,Stormy Weather,Wet
friend (M/102)Sat, 07/21/1990Virginia Beach, VA USAKilledBeach,Military,Outside
Dianna Smith (F/102)Sat, 07/21/1990Virginia Beach, VA USAInjuredBeach,Military,Outside
Roy Sullivan (M/102)Mon, 07/01/1985Shenandoah Park, VA USAInjuredOutside
Frank Williams (M/?)Thu, 07/01/1971Richmond, VA USAInjuredNear Trees,Outside
Cash (M/102)Mon, 07/07/1930Folly Mills, VA USAInjuredDuring the storm,Indirect,Indoors
Tara Clements (F/?)Sat, 12/30/1899East Rockingham, VA USAInjuredDogs,During the storm,Fence,Ground Strike,Indirect,Metal,Metal Railing,Outside,Raining
Jacob Hudlow, wife & daughter (M/102)Tue, 06/30/1896Shenandoah Valley, VA USAInjuredIndoors,Ungrounded Shelter

57 records returned (Total database).

Total Database: Incidents by Day of Week

Of a total of 57 records,
Sunday: 13 (22.81%)
Monday: 6 (10.53%)
Tuesday: 9 (15.79%)
Wednesday: 13 (22.81%)
Thursday: 4 ( 7.02%)
Friday: 4 ( 7.02%)
Saturday: 8 (14.04%)
Unknown: 0 ( 0.00%)