“Lightning hit him. He went flying off his bike,” WKMG News 6 reported an eyewitness who called 911 told the dispatcher.
Lt. Kim Montes, public affairs officer for the Florida Highway Patrol, told The Post that the traffic homicide investigator said "he has never seen anything like this” in his 20 years responding to fatal crashes.
A photo posted on the agency’s official Twitter page showed the biker’s shattered helmet with cracks and burns from the bolt.
It’s unclear whether the cause of death was the lightning strike or the subsequent crash.
Since 2016, there have been 11 motorcycle-related lightning deaths, John Jensenius of the National Lightning Safety Council said, although only 10 percent of people struck by lightning are killed. (In several of the 10 cases, Jensenius noted that the rider was not on the bike when he or she was struck.)