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Woman Survives Turtle Strike Through Windshield

A 71-year-old woman was hospitalized with injuries to her head after her car’s windshield was destroyed by a hard, blunt projectile while she was driving along the freeway. That projectile? A turtle.

The 911 recording of the call recorded the following exchange: “There is a turtle in there,” a man can be heard saying. “A turtle!” the victim’s daughter exclaimed. “An actual turtle?!” Yes, an actual turtle. “It’s crazy,” said the dispatch supervisor, who took the call at 10:18am that Wednesday morning.

The woman was treated by first responders on the scene and, according to paramedics, did not lose consciousness on her way to the hospital. However, witnesses say the turtle walked away with just a few scratches on its shell, obviously benefitting from having its home attached to its back.

Authorities are unsure how or why the turtle ended up in the air, theorizing that perhaps it was kicked up by the tires of another vehicle on the freeway. However, the most shocking thing about this story is that it’s not the first report of such a turtle windshield assault. Apparently, a similar phenomenon occurred in neighboring Volusia County back in 2016.

Possible Preaching Angle:

Those who walk according to God's will can expect God's protection. Not that nothing bad will ever happen to us, but God has and will continue to equip you to withstand the things life throws your way.

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