Police in New Jersey said a motor vehicle crash resulting in two minor injuries was caused by a driver slowing down to avoid hitting a turtle.
Investigators said Dominique Flipping, of Mays Landing, was traveling west on White Horse Pike in Galloway when he slowed his vehicle to avoid striking a turtle in the road, the Press of Atlantic City, N.J., reported Thursday.
The vehicle was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Miguel Higgins of Willingboro, police said.
Flipping and a passenger were treated for minor injuries at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus in Galloway.
The turtle was unharmed and was released by officers into the woods, police said.