The chance of being struck by lightning at some point in your life is 1 in 15,000. The chance of being struck by a chunk of asphalt that was thrown into the air by lightning striking nearby as drove down the road is probably one in a million.
Unfortunately, for one driver in Walton County, those odds were in their favor.
The Walton County Fire Rescue reported just after 7:30 AM on Monday that they were dispatched to a traffic crash near mile marker 81 eastbound on I-10.
Lightning struck the roadway, causing a chunk of the road to fly through the windshield of the truck. Both occupants of the vehicle were transported with injuries.
Please note the red on the windshield in the photo is a reflection of the emergency vehicle red light in front of the vehicle. Photos by WCFR.