Florida boy hit in head with falling space rock; scientists testing fragment to confirm if meteorite

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. - A 7-year old boy in Florida had to have three staples in his head after authorities say he was hit with meteorite fragments while playing in his driveway.

Steven Lippard, of Loxahatchee, was hit with what looked like small pebbles.

The fragments were taken to Florida Atlantic University where researchers determined they met all the criteria that make up meteorites.

Scientists are now doing further chemical testing to confirm that they are meteorites.

Despite having three staples put in his head to close his wound, Lippard is expected to be OK and not have any permanent injuries from the space rocks.

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