Motorcyclist Killed After Struck By Lightning In Florida

Cheryl Sanders
June 10, 2019

A motorcyclist died in Florida after he was struck by lightning and crashed on a major highway, authorities said.

Troopers said the man's helmet was burned and cracked.

A motorcyclist's helmet after he was struck by lightning, while riding in Florida on I-95.

Cpt Montes confirmed that the helmet had been shattered, with scorch marks that indicated that it had been hit by lightning.

The department tweeted a photo of the man's helmet, punctured by the strike.

So far, authorities have decided not to release the victim's name.

Investigators said an off-duty trooper on vacation from Virginia was riding by and saw the crash.

This isn't the first time someone was killed by lightning this year either: According to the National Weather Service, a man died after he was fatally struck by lightning at a Texas campsite in May.

Law enforcement were able to reopen one of the lanes to cars just before 3 p.m.

In 2018, the state reported the highest density of lightning strikes, WCTV TV reported. Hundreds more are injured by lightning strikes each year and some can suffer lifelong neurological impairment as a result of the strikes.

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