TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Former Buccaneer Leonard Fournette said he is ok after his SUV caught on fire while he was driving Tuesday.
In an Instagram post, the 28-year-old NFL free agent showed the remains of his Dodge Durango after it was heavily damaged by the fire.
“Man it was one of those days today, but I would like [to] thank God,” Fournette wrote. “My car caught on fire while I was driving, But I’m still blessed.”
The Florida Highway Patrol said the incident happened on northbound I-275 near Fowler Avenue at about 10:35 a.m.
Troopers said Fournette managed to make a controlled stop on the inside shoulder and escape. Tampa Fire Rescue and Hillsborough County Firefighters showed up afterward and put out the blaze.
“Leonard Fournette, we are thankful that you were unharmed during this incident,” Tampa Fire Rescue said.
Fournette was a running back for the Buccaneers until he was released in May, according to the team’s website.