2 injured after lightning sends chunk of Florida highway flying through truck windshield


(Walton County Fire Rescue photo)

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.

(Walton County Fire Rescue photo)

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.

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