Hard (shell) landing: Turtle crashes through car windshield on Florida Turnpike

Driver, turtle not hurt, firefighters say

ST. LUCIE, Fla. – A turtle is being blamed for causing a bizarre crash in South Florida.

Firefighters in St. Lucie County say a driver of a semitruck hit the turtle Friday evening on Florida’s Turnpike.

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The reptile flew through the air and slammed through the windshield of a nearby car.

Fire officials say the driver of the car didn’t suffer any injuries.

The turtle survived and was released back into the wild.

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