Submitted by New Jersey School Bus Crash Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark.
VINELAND — A bus ride to school was cut short after a turkey flew in front of the vehicle and into the windshield.
There were no serious injuries in the school bus accident except for the turkey, which was killed on impact, according to Vineland Police Department.
The bus, owned by Sheppard Bus Service, was traveling west on Landis Avenue on Monday at 7:13 a.m.
The bus was transporting students to St. Joseph High School in Hammonton, according to Principal Lynn Domenico.
“It was very frightening to our students and many of them were shaken up,” Domenico said. “A lot of them were nauseous.”
The turkey flew in front of the bus and into the windshield, where it punctured the glass, struck the face of the 55-year-old bus driver and landed in her lap.
Pieces of the turkey also landed on one of the passengers, police said.
The bus driver was treated by Vineland EMS at the scene but refused transportation to the hospital and the students were taken to school by another bus.
Domenico thanks the bus company for getting the students to school and to the parents of the students for being understanding.
Originally published here by nj.com.