Motorcyclist Hit by Lightning in Florida Crashes and Dies

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The motorcyclist's helmet was cracked and burned from the lightning strike, officials said. Reports confirmed that the victim was from North Carolina, but his name has yet to be released to the public.

The lightning strike caused the man to leave the roadway and crash, troopers said.

"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".

FHP Orlando shared a photo of the motorcyclist's helmet after the incident. "Unfortunately he did not survive the crash".

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The man was pronounced dead at the scene just after 2 p.m., the Dayton Beach News-Journal reported.

However, lightning strikes can leave a person with many long-term health problems, including muscle soreness, headaches, cognitive problems and nausea. Texas had the second highest number of fatalities from lightning strikes with a total of 20.

Since 2016, there have been 10 motorcycle-related lightning deaths, John Jensenius of the National Lightning Safety Council said, although only 10 percent of people struck by lightning are killed.

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