Dad: Son struck by meteorites while playing outside

By John Ambrogne, Executive Producer, jambrogne@wkmg.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:54:55 PM EST
Updated On: Nov 27 2013 07:02:39 AM EST

A Florida family says their son was hurt after meteorites fell from the sky.

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. -

The family of a 7-year-old boy says their son was hurt after small meteorites fell from the sky while he was playing outside.

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Steven Lippard was in his driveway Saturday in Palm Beach County when he began bleeding.

The family initially thought he may have been hit by a golf ball or a bird, but then found several small rocks nearby.

The rocks were taken to Florida Atlantic University. Initial tests showed the rocks were metallic and could have come from space. Experts are now doing more tests to confirm the possibility.

Meteorite strikes around the world are incredibly rare but have happened in the past.

Lippard had to have staples put in one part of his head because of the cut, but is expected to be OK.

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