Turtle lands on vehicle’s windshield on I-95

May 7, 2019

A motorist traveling on Interstate 95 in Johnston County reported a collision Monday between his Honda Accord and a turtle, an impact that virtually destroyed the car’s windshield.

The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on I-95 near Mile Marker 88, according to the report filed by a State Highway Patrol trooper.

The driver was alone in the car when the incident occurred and did not report any injuries, according to authorities.

The incident in Johnston County was similar to another collision between a car and a turtle that happened last week in Conway, South Carolina.

John Gardner said the rear tire on a truck near him hit the turtle Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 501 near Conway and flung the reptile into his windshield.

He says he had no time to react to what was just a “big, black dot coming at me.”

WBTW-TV reported the impact was so severe that it killed the turtle.