⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️LIGHTENING⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️struck the antenna portion of this Nissan on I75 in Broward County at mm 30.5! It damaged the electrical system of the car & left a 7 foot long pavement gouge! Thankfully there were no injuries!! pic.twitter.com/QR78PoOQdk— FHP SWFL (@FHPSWFL) June 14, 2021
June 14 (UPI) -- A lightning strike on a car traversing a Florida highway caused damage to the vehicle and the road -- but not the driver.
The Florida Highway Patrol said lightning struck a Nissan Rogue traveling westbound Monday morning in Interstate 75 in Broward County.
The lightning strike about 11:20 a.m. caused damage to the vehicle's antenna and electrical system. The strike also left a 7-foot-long, 4-inch-wide gouge in the road, FHP said.
The driver of the car, a 48-year-old Naples man, was not injured in the strike. The car was towed from the scene and highway crews were alerted to the damage to the pavement.