Brisbane crane driver struck by lightning

Young female tradie in her 20s is struck by lightning while operating a crane during a severe thunderstorm Female crane driver in her 20s has been struck by lighting at the Port of Brisbane The freak incident occurred at 2.50am on Sunday during a severe thunderstorm She was rushed to hospital in a stable condition 

By Josh Hanrahan For Daily Mail Australia and Australian Associated Press

Published: 02:25 GMT, 19 January 2020 | Updated: 02:40 GMT, 19 January 2020

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A young woman has been rushed to hospital after being struck by lightning during a severe thunderstorm in Brisbane.

The woman in her 20s was driving a crane at Port of Brisbane when she was struck at 2.50am on Sunday.

She was rushed to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in a stable condition, a Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said.

Queensland is bracing for up to 40mm of rain in some areas on Sunday, as storms hit the state after already wreaking havoc in New South Wales and Victoria this week.

The woman in her 20s was driving a crane at Port of Brisbane (pictured) when she was struck by lightning at 2.50am on Sunday

The woman in her 20s was driving a crane at Port of Brisbane (pictured) when she was struck by lightning at 2.50am on Sunday

Storms peppered southeast Queensland overnight with heavy falls recorded on the Sunshine Coast and the Wide Bay area.

The weather bureau warns the storms will continue on Sunday but the rainfall level is likely to be far less, with falls of up to 40mm predicted.

'We could see showers and thunderstorms developing throughout the afternoon but

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