The turkeys have really been out here in NC. Last week a group was walking along the road in my lane and I slowed way down to maybe 5-10 mph and the darn turkeys charged at my car! Some seriously crazy turkeys we have around here.
I hit a bird with my helmet once...your average chirper... not some Goliath (Turkey)... and that gave me a nice ringer... I can't imagine a Turkey smacking into me.
They have been all over... and man do thee destroy cars when they collide. The turkeys don't come out too well though either. On the Thruway... 18-wheelers REALLY PWNAG3 them.
Yeah, I've still got a permanent dent in the door pillars between my front and rear drivers side doors from one. I was going 65-70 ish on PA33 near Bath, Pa and one came hauling azz in and Whamo! What a mess.......
I was thinking this was going to be about drunk driving, LOL.
Yeah, its a double entendre...bird or bourbon, wild turkey and driving don't mix
I hit a Turkey once. Wipers never worked right again.
I was heading down the road at about 65 at the time and saw this huge bird come flying out of the woods form my right at about 50 ft in the air trying to attempt to cross the highway in front of me.
I was about 200ft away when it enter the road, as it desperately try to maintain height it slowly dropped as it cross the highway. It cleared my side of the highway without a problem. When it crossed over to the other side is when it because obvious it might now make it. It was now about 20 ft off the road and still dropping and here comes an 18 wheeler.
I could see the look on this drives face when I realize this bird was turkey way about to intersect with the trucks windshield. The drive must been able to slow the truck enough so the turkey cleared hitting his windshield and landed on the other side of the highway.
If the trucker hit the turkey you know it would have been in his lap.