Motorcyclist Struck By Lightning On I-95

A motorcyclist has died after being struck by lightning on a Florida highway and crashing

Troopers haven't yet released the name of the man who was in the crash.

Authorities in Florida say lightning struck a motorcyclist on a Florida interstate, causing a crash and his death.

"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".

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Local news station WOGX-TV said that authorities had identified the man as a resident of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Kim Montes told reporters that a Virginia State Police trooper had happened to see the accident while on vacation.

A photo posted on the Florida Highway Patrol's official Twitter page showed the biker's shattered helmet with cracks and burns from the bolt.

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Florida Highway Patrol tweeted a picture of the victim's helmet. "Unfortunately he did not survive the crash".

The odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime are 1 in 13,000, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Severe Storms Laboratory. In 2018, 20 individuals lost their lives to lightning strikes in the U.S.

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