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.READ MORE: Women Charged With Arson After Allegedly Setting Fire To One Of Their Mother's Home
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.READ MORE: Baltimore City Schools Announces Summer Operating Schedule
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.Governor Hogan Celebrates First Greater Baltimore Area Fortune 500 Companies In A Decade
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