Woman injured after turkey crashes into car

Apr 13, 2018
Photo by: David G. Curran A turkey crashed through this windshield Friday morning, injuring the woman who was driving.

A woman’s face was injured after a turkey crashed through the windshield of her car Friday morning in Wareham.

The crash occurred on Route 25 at approximately 8 a.m. The extent of the woman’s injuries are unknown at this time. Massachusetts State Police responded to the scene.

Additional information is unavailable at this time.

Comments (7)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Apr 13, 2018 18:41

Wow, hope she wasn't hurt too badly.  All these turkeys everywhere are going  to continue to create more hazards like this because their population is increasing.

 

A few years ago we never saw turkeys.  A couple years ago they started showing up and were first thought of as a novelty.  We were always slowing down and saying "hey kids, look at the turkeys".   Now they are everywhere!

 

Their population is on the rise faster than  their habitat is being lost due to development.  It is not all because man is taking their homes.  They're just multiplying rapidly. Aside from a couple of small roads, no new development  has  occurre down Swifts in decades.   However turkeys are everywhere down there now.

 

PETA  won't be happy but the only solution is population control.  Hunting season and other local and state involvement is the only solution.  That will be unpopular amongst many, but human life comes before animal life.  That woman could have been killed.   More situations are inevitable.



Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Apr 14, 2018 12:08

Breakout the Turkey Fryer



Posted by: montana20 | Apr 15, 2018 05:55

Same thing happened to me. I never knew turkeys flew until it flew into my windshed



Posted by: Fortywhat2 | Apr 15, 2018 08:40

Wow... I never think about turkeys flying.  I usually watch for deer and turkeys running across the road.  Scarey part is once you spot the flying turkey there’s really nothing you can do to prevent the collision. I hope everyone in the car is ok.  Stay safe people!



Posted by: WWareham resident | Apr 15, 2018 08:50

That must have been scary for her. WTS is right, a control hunt needs to take place because of how quickly they've multiplied.

Some of them are really aggressive as well. One morning a few months ago I walked out of my garage to start my truck and I come eye to beak with a good sized turkey and the damn thing stared me down. They have no fear of humans and that's one of the major issues



Posted by: Twiceburnt007 | Apr 16, 2018 06:11

Just thinking what a community blessing could result from a controlled hunt ! Meat donated to the COA and Damiens, Legs sold to King Richards Faire to reduce the $9 a leg cost. Primary feathers auctioned for jewelry ! There are large rafters of birds all over. Some with several hundred producing a God aweful noise !..Gobble Gobble !

 



Posted by: Twiceburnt007 | Apr 16, 2018 06:11

Just thinking what a community blessing could result from a controlled hunt ! Meat donated to the COA and Damiens, Legs sold to King Richards Faire to reduce the $9 a leg cost. Primary feathers auctioned for jewelry ! There are large rafters of birds all over. Some with several hundred producing a God aweful noise !..Gobble Gobble !

 



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