Lightning Strikes An SUV On I-75

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A blue Nissan Rogue was struck by lightning Monday while traveling west on I-75.

The incident occurred at the Mile Marker 30 post, when the SUV’s antenna located above the trunk was struck by lightning.

“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,” Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Yanko Reyes said.

The SUV came to a stop when the lightning strike occurred.

“I saw a light and … I don’t know what happened,” the SUV’s driver Ernesto Delhonte said. “Wow, what is this? But I survived. I am alive. It’s a miracle for me.”

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