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Lightning strikes car on I-95 in Brevard County, deploys airbag

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Posted at 8:32 PM, Sep 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-03 20:32:06-04

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Lightning struck a car driving on Interstate 95 in Florida, deploying its airbag and injuring the driver.

Brevard County fire officials say a lightning strike also injured a motorcyclist driving nearby on the same highway. Both victims were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Brevard County Fire Rescue didn't provide information about the drivers.

The injuries were part of a stormy night in the area. Fire officials said eight homes were damaged and five tree fires were started by lightning strikes.