Leonard Fournette’s Durango Destroyed By Fire

Driving I-275 in Tampa, Safely Escapes Unharmed
Leonard Fournette escaped injury after his car caught fire, while he was driving it

NFL running back Leonard Fournette had an alarming experience when his car abruptly burst into flames. The ex-Tampa Bay Buccaneer was ships sailing on I-275 in Tampa and managed to stop and extricate himself unscathed, however the Durango apparently suffered full destruction.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that the Dodge Durango had a mechanical issue which caused the fire, and that no crash or accident had taken place. After the incident, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette posted a video of the episode on his Instagram account with the caption, “Man it was one of those days today, but I would like thank God, my car caught on fire while I was driving, But I’am still blessed.”

The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat made its return this year, quite similar to the limited-edition variant manufactured in 2021. Boasting to be the most potent stock, gasoline-powered SUV in the world, it can swiftly go from zero to sixty miles per hour in only 3.5 seconds, with a maximum speed of 180 mph. Last year Chrysler restricted the production of the Durango SRT Hellcat to only 3,000 copies, but now they have resumed manufacturing the vehicle for 2021.

Recently, Stellantis has put forward numerous safety advisories in response to the chance of possible flames seen on Ram diesel and Jeep Cherokee vehicles. In 2020 a comparable advisement was delivered with respect to the Chrysler Pacifica PHEV. Interestingly, however, the Dodge Durango, even the powerful SRT Hellcat variant, has yet to be affected by any such warnings over fires.

In March of this year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released running back Leonard Fournette. Despite being with the team for only three seasons, Fournette had a major impact, starting 25 of 43 regular season games and scoring 17 rushing touchdowns. His performance in the Bucs’ Super Bowl LV win was especially noteworthy, as he ran for 89 yards and a touchdown, earning him the nickname “Lombardi Lenny” in reference to the Lombardi Trophy.

Fournette recently purchased a Polestar 1 and shared his enthusiasm about it on Instagram, captioning the post “@polestar cars are made for stars.” In addition to this new addition to his collection, Fournette also owns a Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat.

Source: ESPN

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