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Turtle Crashes Through a Woman's Car Windshield, Sending Her to the Hospital in Port Orange, Florida

April 26, 2021

Port Orange, Florida – According to a news article published on, a turtle smashed through the windshield of a woman's car as she was traveling along Interstate 95 near Port Orange, Florida.*  According to the news report, this type of collision has happened at this location once before. The news report states that a 71-year-old woman was driving her vehicle along interstate 95 near Port Orange, Florida, with her daughter last Wednesday. 

According to a new report, a turtle struck her windshield, crashed through the windshield, and struck the woman in the face. Another news agency quoted in the article reported that the daughter called 911 and reported to the dispatcher that her mother's head was bleeding extensively. According to the news story, the daughter didn't realize what had caused her mother's injuries, and she suggested that it may have been a piece of concrete when she spoke with the dispatcher. Another driver stopped in order to help the women and discovered that it was a turtle that had smashed through their windshield. 

Fortunately, the driver survived the collision as well as the turtle. She was transported to a local area hospital, where she received medical attention. The turtle only sustained a few scratches. 

According to the news report, it is unknown why the turtle became airborne. It is believed that a car tire probably threw the turtle into the air due to the tire of another car traveling along the interstate. Back in 2016, another woman sustained a similar head injury when a motor vehicle ahead of her struck a turtle on the highway and threw the turtle into the woman's car windshield. However, this accident occurred on interstate four near Deltona, Florida. The turtle in that incident also survived. Similar situations have also occurred in the state of Georgia. Last year, a turtle nearly struck a passenger in the face when a turtle crash through another driver's windshield in Savannah, Georgia. Drivers are asked to avoid "running over" road debris to prevent an accident or prevent the accident of a fellow motorist. No other details were provided in the report.

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