BARNESVILLE, Minn. — A woman escaped serious injury April 17 when a wild turkey crashed through the windshield of her SUV on Interstate 94 in western Minnesota.
The bird hit the windshield right in front of the driver, but the Minnesota State Patrol reported that Nicole Clayton, 47, of Fergus Falls had only minor cuts from the windshield glass.
The Barnesville Police Department, which also responded to the crash shortly before noon, said it could have been devastating, but that Clayton was in good spirits. Police said they were happy to report that she could find some humor in the incident.
On Facebook, police offered this pun-laden message: “With permission from the driver, we gobbled up a few pictures of this fowl incident to share how devastating it can be to collide with one of these birds. Not to peck the issue to death, but we really stress to drive slow and watch for animals. It can really ruffle your feathers to have this much damage done to your vehicle.”
The department noted that it was the spring breeding season.
Barnesville is about 33 miles northwest of Fergus Falls.