TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Generally when one drives along Interstate 75, one would usually expect to encounter one of the scaly inhabitants of what Floridians call Alligator Alley.
However, a driver from Naples got a shocking encounter during a heavy rainstorm when a lightning strike hit the antenna on his Nissan Rogue at the 30.5 mile marker at around 11:21 a.m.
While his cars electrical system got fried, the driver managed to escape unharmed. However, the strike etched a 7-foot-long, 4-inch-wide gouge into the interstate’s pavement.
The Nissan had to be towed from the scene, and a roadway repair crew was told of the damage to I-75.