A woman in Deltona, FL, was shocked when a turtle was thrown through her windshield as she was driving down the interstate. She says she was driving down I-4 when the driver in front of her hit the turtle and sent it flying in the air. She didn't realize what it was until she came to a complete stop and looked over to see what just came flying at her.

She couldn't believe it!

Imagine how the turtle felt!  The good news is, the turtle is ok!

Believe it or not, I had something almost similar happen.

When I was in college I begged my dad to let me drive his '68 Ford Fairlane to school for the last couple weeks of finals and I was super surprised when he let me.  After what happened on the way home, I was sure he'd never let me drive it again.

I was driving home from Alfred University on a long road.  It was the start to my summer and I was done with classes.  I had a car (which I didn't have for most of college) so of course I was driving a little faster than I should have been.  But not THAT fast, it was an old car after all.

As I looked ahead I saw something crossing the road.  It looked to be about the size of a raccoon or maybe a small dog, but it was way up there.  I had plenty of time.  Or did I?  I continued on and suddenly realized that it wasn't moving fast enough to get out of the road.  And it wasn't a racoon or a dog.  It was the biggest turtle I've ever seen that wasn't a tortoise.  It was a snapper and I was about to hit it.  This might be a good time to tell you that my dad's Fairlane was much bigger than anything that I'd driven at the time.  And when you're moving at a good clip, physics will tell you that it takes bigger objects longer to stop.

I hit it.

I went right over the top of it and when it came out the back of the car it went flying in the air.  It was like the game Super Mario Brothers when two shells hit each other and they go straight up in the air.  The poor guy landed on its back (which had been unfortunately shaved off) and he was spinning in circles.  There was no saving him.  I felt awful.

Luckily there was no one behind me, or else it probably would have gone through their windshield just like this woman from Florida.

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