Fatal: Man vs. Turtle

Floridian David Kervin, 51, crashed his motorized bicycle into a box turtle around 3:15am near Indian Harbor Beach.  The turtle got a cracked shell and crawled to safety.  But David was killed.

"He apparently suffered a head injury and was already deceased when we arrived, it appeared he hit the turtle." said Fireman Don Walker

Kim Montes with the Florida Highway Patrol says, "You see these kinds of accidents very rarely..."   But Montes recalls a turtle incident where, "Somehow, the driver clipped the turtle at such an angle that it tossed the turtle into the windshield of another car [so the] trooper pulled it out of the windshield and put it in a nearby body of water...”

Obey the Turtle Signs folks.  The next turtle you see may be your last...