Motorcyclist struck by lightning, crashes on I-95 in Ormond Beach

Motorcyclist struck by lightning, crashes on I-95 in Ormond Beach

The unnamed 45-year-old biker was riding south on I-95 just north of Daytona Beach in Volusia County Sunday afternoon when a lightning bolt struck his helmet, according to Florida Highway Patrol. He has not been named.

An off-duty Virginia trooper reportedly saw the strike happen.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the man's 2018 Harley Davidson flipped after rolling into the grass median following the strike.

The marks on the helmet confirmed the cause of the crash, the spokeswoman added. With two large gouges on the top, the helmet is seen lying on the wet tarmac. He didn't survive, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

As a result of the traffic accident all three southbound lanes of the I-95 were closed between the highway's State Road 40 and US 1 exits in Ormond Beach, Volusia County Sheriff's Office said. All three lanes were closed for a while before one was reopened to traffic.

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

Lightning strike in a file photo.

It remains unclear whether the man, who has not been identified, was killed by the lightning bolt or the subsequent crash, state troopers say.

According to the National Weather Service, it's the metal roof and metal sides on vehicles that keep them safe from lightning.

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