On 24 August 2003, a 59 year old male motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Colorado highway 24. At approximately 4:45 pm MDT (2245 UTC), 1.5 miles southeast of Lake George, Colorado, he was struck and fatally wounded by a lightning flash (Fig 1.). After being struck, the bike and rider crossed into the west bound lane and crashed into an embankment on the north side of the highway. A witness who was immediately behind the cyclist in an automobile did not observe any deviant motion of the cycle after the rider was hit. The witness stated; "The bike gradually turned to the left (crossing into the west bound lane) and crashed into the embankment". The witness also stated rain was falling at the time of the flash, and lightning was visible prior to the flash which struck the cyclist. Although the cyclist was still alive when emergency authorities arrived, he succumbed to his injuries while being transported to the hospital. According to the coroner, the cause of death was due to the lightning flash, and not the ensuing crash.