CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina driver got a case of shell shock after a turtle flying through the air on a busy highway shattered his windshield.

John Gardner said the rear tire on a truck near him hit the turtle Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 501 near Conway and flung the reptile into his windshield.

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He says he had no time to react to what was just a “big, black dot coming at me.”

WBTW-TV reported the impact was so severe that it killed the turtle and both drivers stopped.

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The turtle ended up lodged in Gardner’s windshield and he has been told it will cost $2,000 to repair the glass and damaged windshield wipers.

Gardner says he was covered in glass shards but not hurt.

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