Lightning strikes the antenna of the SUV on I-75 in South Florida

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A South Florida driver was on I-75 when lightning struck his SUV, soldiers said.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the 48-year-old man from Naples was driving through a heavy rain shower on Alligator Alley in Broward County’s just before 11:30 a.m. Monday morning when lightning struck the antenna on the back of his Nissan SUV and cracked the plastic.

The strike damaged the SUV’s electrical system, paralyzing the vehicle on the highway.

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Soldiers said the lightning bolt also left a five-foot-long, four-inch-wide indentation in the sidewalk on I-75.

Fortunately, the driver was not injured in the incident.

The disabled SUV was towed from the scene while a lane repair team was informed of the road damage.

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