Vehicle struck by lightning in west Broward County
Broward County, Florida – According to authorities, Monday afternoon a blue 2018 Nissan Rogue was struck by lightning on Interstate 75 at the Mile Marker 30 post in west Broward County.
The SUV’s antenna located above the trunk was struck by lightning, according to Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Yanko Reyes.
“The electrical impulse from the lightning damaged the electrical system of the vehicle and it discharged on the ground just beneath the vehicle where it created a 7 foot gauge in the asphalt of the right lane,” according to Reyes.
Reyes says the SUV came to a stop a half-mile north of where the lightning strike occurred.
“I saw a light and … I don’t know what happened,” the driver told Local 10 News. “Wow, what is this? But I survived. I am alive. It’s a miracle for me.”
The driver was not injured and no lanes are blocked at this time.