Passenger survives being hit in the head by flying turtle

<p>DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. &mdash; It’s not unusual for rocks and other debris to crash through a windshield and injure a driver or passenger — but a turtle?</p>
<p>A 71-year-old woman riding with her daughter on Florida’s Interstate 95 suffered a gashed forehead Wednesday when a turtle smashed through the windshield of their car, striking her, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.</p>
<p>The daughter pulled over and got help from another motorist. According to a 911 recording, both were surprised by what they found.</p>
<p>“There is a turtle in there,” the man can be overheard saying.</p>
<p>“A turtle!” the daughter exclaimed. “An actual turtle?”</p>
<p>The gash drew a lot of blood, but the woman was not seriously hurt. The turtle was likely crossing the interstate and got knocked into the air by another vehicle.</p>
<p>“I swear to God this lady has the worst luck of anything,” the daughter told the 911 operator as she tended to her injured mother.</p>
<p>The turtle, on the other hand, had the best luck of anything — it just had a few scratches on its shell and was released back into the nearby woods, Port Orange police officer Andre Fleming said.</p>