WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Two people were injured Monday morning when a lightning strike sent a chunk of pavement flying through a windshield on a Florida highway.
The crash happened on Interstate 10 around 8:30 a.m. ET Monday. Crews with Walton County Fire Rescue say they were called to the scene for a crash in the eastbound lanes of the highway.
According to fire crews, lightning hit the highway and caused a chunk of the road to fly through the windshield of a truck. Photos posted to the fire department’s social media pages show a huge hole in the windshield of a black Ford pickup as well as a shattered rear window.
Fire rescue officials say both people in the truck were taken to a hospital with injuries. They later added that the injuries were not life-threatening.