Motorcyclist hit by lightning in Florida crashes, dies

Motorcyclist killed by lightning strike on I-95 in Florida

Motorcyclist hit by lightning in Florida crashes, dies

An off-duty Virginia state trooper saw the lightning hit the man, according to FHP.

A Florida motorcyclist died Sunday after being struck by lightning while riding on the highway, authorities said.

A 45-year-old man is dead after lightning struck him while he was riding his motorcycle.

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

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

Florida Highway Patrol tweeted a picture of the victim's helmet.

The crash happened around 3 p.m.

According to the National Weather Service, it's the metal roof and metal sides on vehicles that keep them safe from lightning. Only about ten percent of people who are struck by lightning are killed, leaving 90 percent with various degrees of disability.

In addition, 16 per cent of the average lightning fatalities in the US happen in Florida.

A North Carolina motorcyclist lost his life after he was fatally struck by lightning on Interstate 95 in Florida over the weekend.

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