Lightning strike causes chunk of road to fly through windshield, injuring 2

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. — Two people were injured Monday morning when a lightning strike caused a piece of road to break and fly through the windshield of a pickup truck in Florida, according to officials with Walton County Fire Rescue.

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Around 7:30 a.m., officials with WCFR were dispatched to a reported traffic crash in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10, near mile marker 81. Authorities later determined the incident involved a lightning strike that caused a chunk of road to fly through the truck’s windshield.

Authorities said two people who were in the vehicle at the time of the incident were wounded and taken to hospitals for treatment. Officials did not share the extent of their injuries.

“Fortunately, most of the bad weather is past us now, but please be careful out there this morning,” firefighters said in a Facebook post. “Slow down and be on the lookout for storm damage and debris in the roadways.”

Just after 7:30 AM this morning, WCFR was dispatched to a traffic crash near mile marker 81 eastbound on I-10....

Posted by Walton County Fire Rescue, Florida on Monday, May 10, 2021