ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. (WSVN) — A driver and a turtle are both lucky to be alive after a freak accident on a Florida highway.

The St. Lucie County Fire District said they received a call on Friday about a crash on the Florida Turnpike near Mile Marker 176.

Officials said a semi-truck heading southbound managed to hit a turtle in the road, sending the creature flying through the windshield of a nearby vehicle.

Photos show the shattered windshield with a hole in the center and a turtle in the backseat of the car.

Officials said, luckily, both the turtle and the driver of the car were unharmed after the ordeal.

The turtle was later safely released.

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