Turtle crashes through Florida woman's windshield

By Daniel Uria  |  May 14, 2016 at 9:15 AM
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DELTONA, Fla., May 14 (UPI) -- A Florida woman had her windshield shattered when a turtle came crashing through it as she drove down a local interstate.

Nicole Marie Bjanes shared a photo of the incident which took place on I-4 near Deltona on Monday.

"So this happend today!" Bjanes wrote alongside photos of turtle and the shattered windshield. "On I-4 he lived and I'm ok just shaken up!"

The turtle can be seen laying on its back on Bjanes's dashboard after Florida Highway Patrol officers say it was run over by a car in front of her.

"A vehicle in front [of Bjanes' car] ran over the turtle. The turtle was thrown airborne and struck the windshield ... shattering it," they told ABC News.

Bjanes said she was driving about 75 mph and noticed debris near the road, but did not see the turtle until it was flying through her windshield.

She was treated for minor cuts at the scene, but both Bjanes and the turtle walked away, apparently without any serious injuries.

Bjanes wrote on Facebook that she would have liked to keep the turtle, but it was ultimately placed in a nearby pond and swam away.

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