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Florida motorcyclist gets hit by lightning and dies in crash

Florida motorcyclist gets hit by lightning and dies in crash

Unfortunately, the 45-year-old operator of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the state trooper, the impact from the lightning strike caused the motorcyclist to veer off the side of the road and crash, Fox News noted.

The Florida Highway Patrol posted an image on social media showing the remnants of the man's helmet.

The motorcyclist was hit while traveling southbound on I-95 in Volusia County in the afternoon, according to Florida Highway Patrol. His name has not yet been released.

A motorcyclist was killed in Volusia County on Sunday when their helmet was struck by lightning, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

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Troopers said that the man's helmet had burn marks and cracks on it.

Between 2008-17, Florida had the highest number of fatalities related to lightning strikes, the National Weather Service reported.

However, lightning strikes can leave a person with many long-term health problems, including muscle soreness, headaches, cognitive problems and nausea. In 2018, 20 individuals lost their lives to lightning strikes in the U.S.


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