Woman suffers minor injuries when turkey crashes through windshield in Sandwich

SANDWICH, MASS. (WHDH) - A woman escaped serious injury Monday morning when a turkey smashed through her windshield in Sandwich.

Officers responding to a reported accident involving a turkey on Route 6A about 8:30 a.m. found a damaged Kia Sportage, according to Sandwich police. The turkey reportedly crashed through the windshield and passed between the driver and the passenger seat.

The driver, a 43-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries from broken glass.

The turkey was killed.

“Once it went through the windshield, it appeared to travel between the passenger and driver’s seat and then into the rear compartment of the vehicle,” Sandwich Fire Lt. Robert Black said. “Upon arrival, the vehicle was parked in the middle of the road, feathers all over the road.”

Authorities say solar glare may have been a factor.

Black says this is a first for him.

“It is for a turkey, yes. I’ve been to deer accidents,” he said. “She’s very lucky.”


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