Freak accident sends turtle hurdling toward windshield
“A South Carolina man escaped uninjured after a turtle came flying through his windshield, shattering it.
The frightening scene unfolded April 30 as John Gardner drove down Highway 501 in Conway, South Carolina. The rear tire on a truck near him hit a turtle, sending it into the air and through Gardner’s windshield.
‘I still don’t understand the exact angle of that tire, for it to just fling into my windshield,’ Gardner told WBTW-TV.”
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Usually, when we hear about windshield damage due to tires kicking up debris, it’s because of rocks. Imagine something several times bigger flying towards your windshield before you even have time to react. There have been plenty of cases of deer and other four-legged creatures crashing into windshields. Turtles, however? Not so much. Although the driver escaped without injury, the turtle did not survive.
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