Motorcyclist hit by lightning dies in crash in Florida
Jun 10, 2019
A motorcyclist died in Florida after he was struck by lightning and crashed on a major highway, authorities said.
The 45-year-old man was riding his motorcycle southbound on Interstate 95 in east-central Florida on Sunday afternoon when a lightning strike hit his helmet, causing him to veer off the roadway and crash.
He didn’t survive, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
An off-duty Virginia State Police trooper reportedly witnessed the lightning strike and the resulting crash.
The odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime are 1 in 13,000.
Nine out of every 10 people in the US who are struck survive, according to the International Lightning Detection Conference and International Lightning Meteorology Conference.
However, lightning strikes can leave a person with many long-term health problems, including muscle soreness, headaches, cognitive problems and nausea.
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