The American Bald Eagle is one tough bird! I guess that's why our forefathers chose it to symbolize our nation.

A bald eagle in Florida survived the fury of Hurricane Matthew. The 7-year-old eagle flew in front of a car on a highway near Jacksonville and became lodged in the grille. The driver was apparently unaware of the bird's plight.

An oncoming driver named Billi spotted the eagle, and chased the man down, according to Fox 13 news. Clay County sheriff deputies, and fire & rescue personnel freed the bird.

He's been taken to a nearby bird sanctuary. They've named him Matthew.