30-pound wild turkey killed in crash with rental car in Indiana
A 30-pound wild turkey was killed Tuesday morning after it collided with the windshield of a New Jersey family visiting Notre Dame University in Indiana, according to the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office.
The Taraboczhia family of Emerson, N. J., had left Notre Dame and were traveling west on U.S. 20 near Wilhelm Road when the wild turkey “flew” into the path of their rental car.
“And out of nowhere this turkey starts flying. I see the wings open up, coming right at me,” said John Tarabocchia.
“Everyone wanted to get out of the car because they were afraid of the turkey, it was still alive in the window,” John said.
The turkey died shortly after impact. Fortunately, no one from the Taraboczhia family was severely injured. Inside of the vehicle were John, his wife, daughter, teenage son Ian, and 78-year-old mother-in-law. John’s mother-in-law was the only one who sustained minor cuts from the shattering glass. The pictures below show the bird’s feathers everywhere.
Have you had any similar stories while driving a rental car?
Turkey surprise! This vehicle struck a wild turkey on US 20 near Wilhelm Road this morning. pic.twitter.com/vs2TqdCBGQ
— LaPorte Co. Sheriff (@XLSarge) March 28, 2017