Lightning Strikes Motorcyclist on Highway

45-year-old man did not survive subsequent crash in Florida
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2019 11:30 AM CDT
The state highway patrol posted a photo of the man's damaged helmet.   (FHP Orlando / Twitter)

(Newser) – A 45-year-old motorcyclist is dead after his helmet was struck by lightning as he rode in Florida Sunday afternoon, causing a crash that the man did not survive, WFTV reports. The man, who was from Charlotte, North Carolina, was on I-95 south in east-central Florida at the time, ABC News reports. "This is what’s left of a 45 year old man’s helmet after he was struck by lightning, while riding his motorcycle southbound, on I-95 in Volusia County this afternoon," the Florida Highway Patrol's Orlando-area field group posted on Twitter, along with a photo of the helmet. "Unfortunately he did not survive the crash." The man veered off the highway after being struck; his motorcycle overturned and he was thrown some distance, WSOC reports. (Lightning kills Arkansas father of two.)

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