• 01 May - 07 May, 2021
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A woman is recovering after a turtle flew through her car windshield and hit her in the head near Port Orange, Florida. The 71-year-old woman, who has not been publicly named by police, was driving with her daughter one morning when the turtle suddenly crashed through their windshield, striking her. She had a deep cut above one of her eyes but remained conscious. The daughter, who was reportedly driving, said she didn't see the object that hit her mother, guessing at first that it was a paper plate or slab of concrete "flying through the air." Dispatchers guided the daughter through applying pressure and towels to her mother's head wound until paramedics arrived. On the other hand, the turtle was alive and only sustained some scratches on its shell in the incident. Firefighters released it into woods near the highway. The species of the critter is not known. This is not the first time a turtle has crashed through a windshield in the Sunshine State. The last recorded incident occurred in 2016, when an airborne turtle smashed into a driver's windshield on Interstate 4 in Deltona.