This story originally ran in April, and was among the most popular of the year. Its being reposted as training material in the event of holiday accidents. Have a Safe Thanksgiving from everyone at Firehouse!
Members of the Yantic Fire Engine Co # 1 in Connecticut responded to Interstate 395 southbound on Saturday, March 29, 2003, for a person with a head injury.
Upon arrival the crew noticed the driver of the SUV had struck a large wild turkey. Remarkably the driver sustained only minor cuts to his face, he was transported to the hospital.
Unfortunately the wild turkey met his demise. The incident drew the attention of all the passing motorists. Traffic in the northbound and southbound lanes was slowed in the area of the accident for approximately 1 hour.