Airborne turtle crashes through car windshield on Florida highway

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — An airborne turtle crashed through the windshield of a car driving Friday on a Florida highway, safely landing in the backseat.

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The St. Lucie County Fire District said a tractor-trailer driving ahead hit the edge of the turtle, sending it flying, WPEC reported.

The turtle landed, seemingly unharmed, in the backseat. The turtle was later taken and released safely.

The driver was not injured.

Shortly after 5pm a call came in for a single vehicle mvc at mm176 on the turnpike in northern SLC. A semi driving...

Posted by St. Lucie County Fire District on Friday, July 30, 2021

This is not the first time a flying turtle has caused an accident on a Florida road. In April, a turtle crashed through a windshield, injuring a 71-year-old woman driving. In that incident the turtle suffered some slight scratches on its shell.