A woman and her 71-year-old mother were driving down an interstate in Florida when something came crashing through the passenger side window of the car, hitting the mother in the head, and sending her to the hospital.

The object that smashed through the windshield…was a turtle.

According to NBC-Miami, the 71-year-old woman suffered a half-inch to an inch cut above one of her eyes but did not lose consciousness.

Unbelievably, the turtle survived, with only scratches on its shell, and was released it into the woods near the scene of the incident.

This is the second time in the past five years that this has happened in Florida…in the same county. In 2016 in Volusia County a turtle crashed into the windshield of a vehicle, but that time, the reptile did not survive.

It’s not known how this turtle became airborne. It’s possible that another vehicle first hit the turtle and sent it flying into the woman’s car.

 

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