Skip to comments.Florida: Man Riding Motorcycle Died After Lightning Strike Shattered His Helmet, Causing Crash
Posted on 06/10/2019 10:33:21 AM PDT by Red Badger
A motorcycle rider in Florida was killed on Sunday when he was struck by lightning while driving on Interstate 95. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported that the motorcyclist from Charlotte, North Carolina suffered the fatal crash after lightning struck his helmet.
Florida Highway Patrol Capt. Kim Montes told reporters that a Virginia State Police trooper had happened to see the accident while on vacation. He told law enforcement that he saw a bolt of lightning strike the man's helmet a second before the deadly crash.
The 45-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:11 p.m. on Sunday. His name has not been released to the public. Montes confirmed there were scorch marks left on the helmet which indicated it had been hit by lightning.
A Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson is cited as describing the helmet as shattered.
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Florida Man really gets around.
A few inches of wet rubber are not going to stop a gigavolt electric discharge that made it through a few miles of atmosphere.
True! Look at the source!
Wow! I guess when your number is up... its UP!
He was from NC..................
That’s a wives tale.
Is this the last we will hear from him?
Looks like the scene from “Back to the Future”..where, taking a break from the playing at the prom, the band gets out of the car..
Florida Man forgot his tinfoil outfit.
And doesn’t lightning move from the ground up?
Depends on you point of view..................
Normally I’d say yes, considering the outcome. But I suspect the opposite is true.
Lee Corso’s rental car was hit at Virginia Tech before a game leading to the infamous quote “I don’t know what a Hokie is but God is one of them”.
Riders on the Storm.
Well, lighting and rain are much more intense in Florida than in most other states, and I'm not laughing.
I should have been more clear in my initial comment. It just seems that all of the oddball, Darwin Award nominated occurrences seem to happen in Florida. This one just seemed to follow the pattern.
I know all about lightning and Florida. As my late brother, who lived around Broward County referred to them, "Florida Flicker and Flash" were good at recovering from power outages, since they had lots of practice.
Glad I wasn't wearing a helmet!
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