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: 14 Students, 1 Teacher Killed In Shooting At Texas Elementary School, Governor Says
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: Crash Between Tractor-Trailers Closes Lanes In Fort McHenry Tunnel, One Hospitalized
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.Opening Statements Begin In Trial Of Man Charged With Murdering Dante Barksdale
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