Lightning hits car on I-75 in Broward County leaving 7-foot mark on pavement

No one was injured in incident

Lightning hit a car on I-75 in Broward County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Lightning hit a car on I-75 in Broward County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. (WKMG)

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – A driver had quite the scare while on the road while traveling on Interstate 75.

Lightning hit a car on I-75 in Broward County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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The strike hit the antenna portion of a Nissan, causing damage to the car’s electrical system, and left a 7-foot mark on the interstate.

FHP reports no one was injured in the incident.

“I saw a light and … I don’t know what happened,” the SUV’s driver Ernesto Delhonte told News 6 partner Local 10 News. “Wow, what is this? But I survived. I am alive. It’s a miracle for me.”


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