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Lightning Strike Kills Colorado Motorcyclist

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by HKMark23, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. HKMark23

    HKMark23 Millennium Member

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    Thursday, June 22, 2006
    -AP

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A motorcyclist died after he was struck by lightning while riding in rush hour traffic between Denver and Boulder, police said.

    Witnesses reported seeing a flash of light shortly before the motorcyclist struck the center divider on U.S. 36 Wednesday, police spokesman Tim Read said.

    Gary Missi, 46, of Longmont was pronounced dead at the scene.

    A coroner's investigation was under way to determine whether the lightning bolt, the collision or something else caused his death, Read said.

    The lightning blasted a 4-inch-deep hole in the highway and sent chunks of asphalt hurtling across the highway.


    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,200608,00.html
     
  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Ain't too much to do about it except maybe not riding in the rain. But then how can you tell when lightning is going to strike or maybe a localized rain storm moves in?
     

  3. codivecop

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    The sad part of the story is he had beat cancer and just a list of "bad luck"



    Guess it really was his time. God Bless!
     
  4. HKMark23

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    Have you heard if he was actually struck by the lightning or not, Im really curious about that part of the story.