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Wed May 12, 2021, 12:07 AM

Lightning strikes Florida highway causing 'chunk of road' to fly through truck windshield

Lightning strikes Florida highway causing ‘chunk of road’ to fly through truck windshield, officials say
By FOX 13 News staff
Published 1 day ago



DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. - A lightning strike in the Florida Panhandle led to an chain reaction that injured two people inside a vehicle.

On Monday, around 7:30 a.m, the driver of a pickup truck was heading east on Interstate 10 near DeFuniak Springs when a bolt of lightning struck the roadway.

According to Walton County Fire Rescue, it caused a chunk of road to break off and fly through the windshield of the truck. The two occupants inside were taken to a nearby hospital with injuries. Fire rescue officials did not specify the extent of their injuries.

Photos provided by the agency show a gaping hole in the front windshield. The rear window was also shattered. The headrest for the center backseat was pushed back.

More: https://www.fox13news.com/news/lightning-strikes-florida-highway-causing-chunk-of-road-to-fly-through-truck-windshield-officials-say


This was Tuesday morning, 7:30 AM according to the Walton County Fire Rescue tweet.

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Wed May 12, 2021, 12:16 AM

1. Look out "Florida Man", you could be next!

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Wed May 12, 2021, 01:01 AM

2. Amazingly they are fine and headed back home.

Driving no less. Not sure I’d want to get in a car for awhile.

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