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.