- Latonya Lark was driving with her brother to run a few errands when an unlucky turtle smashed her windshield
- Fortunately, her brother only suffered from minor cuts from the broken glass
- The turtle, however, met with a much more unfortunate fate
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A woman from Georgia in the United States was left shell-shocked when a turtle went flying across the highway and through her windshield, nearly striking her passenger on the face.
Latonya Lark was driving with her brother, Kevin Grant, on Tuesday, May 19 to run a few errands when, in a split second, the pair found themselves face to face with an unlucky turtle.
A report by CNN indicated had she not slowed down when she did, the turtle could have gone entirely through the windshield and hit her brother in the face, probably decapitating him.
"I saw out of the corner of my eye what I thought was a brick. I told my brother, 'Oh my God there is a brick flying across the highway.' After saying that, it impacted my vehicle," she said.
"It scared me so bad, it sounded like a bomb went off and glass went all over my brother,'" added Lark.
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Fortunately, Grant only suffered from minor cuts from the broken glass. The turtle, however, was met with a much more unfortunate fate. It died.
"I just remember shielding myself while my sister screamed my name," Grant said.
"After the turtle hit the glass, she was literally in shock and kept driving. I was the one covered in blood and telling her to calm down and call 911," he added.
The Chatham County Police Department said they were unsure how the turtle ended up airborne.
The siblings suspect another vehicle struck the turtle, and it ended up soaring across the other side of the highway.
"We are so grateful because this could have been fatal. But the really sad part is that the turtle died. That was really upsetting," she said.
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