A motorcyclist has died after being struck on the head by lightning while riding on a motorway in the US.
The 45-year-old man was travelling south on Interstate 95 in Florida's north east when the bolt hit him just after 2pm on Sunday.
Florida Highway Patrol said lightning shattered the cyclist's helmet and he swerved into the median strip before being thrown from the bike.
Authorities haven't identified the man, from Charlotte, North Carolina, who died at the scene.
The department tweeted a photograph of the man's helmet, punctured by the strike.
According to the US National Weather Service, an average of 49 people are killed by lightning in the country each year.
Between 2008 and 2017, lightning killed 47 people in Florida, the highest number of fatalities of any state.
Authorities have not revealed whether the lightning strike or the subsequent accident was the cause of the cyclist's death.
Widely considered the lightning capital of the US for its sheer density of flashes, the state's heat, humidity and sea breezes from its dual coasts make severe weather events more likely.
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