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Published:March 10th, 2012 13:00 EST

School Bus Ride From Hell: Wild Turkey Goes Through Windshield Of Bus

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A wild turkey collided with a school bus Friday morning on a rural road in South Jersey, shattering the windshield, school officials said.

The driver was able to maintain control of the bus and come to a stop despite being hit by flying glass, The News of Cumberland County reported. The driver and three students from the Myron L. Powell School in Lawrence were treated for minor injuries."



It`s great when children get a close look at wild animals, but it`s a horse of a different color when a wild turkey crashes into a school bus and goes right through the windshield.

It`s a good thing this accident didn`t happen a few days before Thanksgiving, the youngsters would have been to shaken up to eat turkey.

I would have been traumatized by such a ghastly event; I feel for the poor kids. Fortunately, a couple of staff members witnessed the accident and helped to calm down the children.

It could have been a lot worse, the driver could have lost control of the bus. The damage: One shattered windshield, the driver and three students treated for minor injuries, a turkey pulverized -- like I said it could have been a lot worse.

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