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Turtle smashes, gets stuck in windshield in South Carolina

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Posted at 5:29 PM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 18:47:20-04

A flying turtle shattered a man's windshield in South Carolina. It happened after another vehicle sent it into the air.

"I still don't understand how like, the exact angle of that tire, for it to just fling into my windshield," said John Gardner. "Stuff like this never happens to me."

But it did while he was driving to work down Highway 501 in Conway, South Carolina.

The rear tire on a truck near him hit a turtle and sent it into Gardner's windshield.

"I didn't get hurt at all," said Gardner. "I just remember when the cops showed up, he was like 'hey, you're covered in glass.'"

And, because I didn't know there was any in my hair and stuff like that, so I'm just like, oh OK," said Gardner.

Rob's Auto Body said the turtle didn't make it.

Gardner says he was surprised because he couldn't tell what it was at first because he only saw a big, black dot coming at him and could not move at all.

According to Gardner, police were called to the scene and the guy who hit the turtle got out of his truck and checked on him.

"He made sure I was okay and everything like that," said Gardner.

It will take almost $2,000 to repair Gardner's car.

According to Gardner,"The wipers and stuff like that all got broken too, so it's going to be a lot."