30-pound turkey crashes through family's windshield

Turkey crashes into windshield in New Jersey

LaPORTE COUNTY, Ind. — A family had a terrifying experience returning home after a college visit in New Jersey.

The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office posted photos on their Facebook page of a wild turkey smashed through the windshield of the Taraboczhia family’s SUV.

The sheriff’s office said the family had just left Notre Dame Monday where their daughter was just accepted and as they traveled west on U.S. 20 in La Porte County, a wild turkey flew into the path of their SUV.


The 30 pound turkey was impaled in the center of the windshield. The Tom was killed on impact and fortunately, the family only suffered minor cuts from the glass.

The sheriff’s office said this is mating season for the turkeys, which means that they are often on the move and can be as hazardous as deer.

The Taraboczhia family from Emerson, New Jersey had just left Notre Dame where their daughter Riana was just accepted......

Posted by La Porte County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, March 28, 2017