Driver Dodges Turkey After It Slams Into Windshield

DANVILLE, IN — Police say a driver narrowly avoided serious injuries as a wild turkey crashed through an SUV’s windshield on a Central Indiana highway.

Read: 30-Pound Turkey Crashes Through SUV

The turkey-vehicle collision on U.S. 36 in Danville is at least the fourth such crash on Indiana roadways in recent weeks during turkey mating season. Three turkey collisions — two near La Porte and another near Scottsburg — occurred over the last week of March.

Danville police said Friday the SUV was going about 55 mph when the turkey flew into its path in the Hendricks County town. The bird ended up dead in the SUV’s rear hatch. Police say the driver was treated for minor injuries from flying glass and debris.

Danville police said they’d like to offer tips to drivers on avoiding similar crashes, but admit “we’ve got nothing.”

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