This story is questionable. But there is evidence to be tested.
The odds are astronomical, but 7-year-old Steven Lippard and his dad are convinced the boy was struck by pebbles from a meteorite Saturday while playing outside.
Steven has a gash — stitched up with three staples — on his head to prove it. Initial testing at Florida Atlantic University indicates the little stones — pea sized and smaller — are metallic, a good sign they came from space. Other testing supports the meteorite theory.
The fragments can only be confirmed as a meteorite through chemical testing. It’s not clear from this story if that will be done. Also, many details are missing. What did the boy describe happened to him? It doesn’t say. Kids get injured in the dardest ways. Was this some other injury? Where and how did they find these fragments? Will they be tested or is the story they have now enough? (It wouldn’t be for me, of course). The odds of getting hit by material from space is ridiculously low, as Phil Plait points out from 2009.