A 71-year-old woman is lucky to be alive after being hit in the head by a turtle that smashed through the windshield of a car she was riding in.
The woman was apparently riding in a car with her daughter, driving on Florida’s I-95. She suffered a gashed forehead when the turtle struck her.
Her daughter quickly pulled the car over and got help from another motorist who was shocked by what he found in their car. “There is a turtle in there,” the man exclaimed.
The gash drew a lot of blood, but the woman was not seriously hurt. The turtle was likely crossing the interstate and got knocked into the air by another vehicle.
“I swear to God this lady has the worst luck of anything,” the daughter told the 911 operator as she tended to her injured mother.
A turtle crashed through the windshield of a vehicle on Interstate 95 near Port Orange on Wednesday morning, hitting a woman in the head and sending her to the hospital, authorities said.
“It’s crazy,” a dispatch supervisor said.
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The turtle, on the other hand, had the best luck of anything — it just had a few scratches on its shell and was released back into the nearby woods, Port Orange police officer Andre Fleming said.
Authorities believe the turtle was likely trying to cross the interstate and got sent flying into the air by another vehicle.