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  • Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving Turtles
    which flipped into a ditch The vehicle s airbag did not deploy Magee was wearing a seatbelt Source Dolan Media Newswires 25 June 2006 Windham New Hampshire Turtle rescue causes four car crash A woman who stopped to rescue a turtle on Interstate 93 is blamed for triggering a four car crash Saturday Two drivers were taken to area hospitals for treatment of non life threatening injuries Two others were not hurt though their cars suffered damage in the crash The accident slowed traffic on the highway for more than an hour State police say no one has been charged in connection with the accident Police say the woman who rescued the turtle had left the scene before police could identify her Source Union Leader 22 May 2006 Napoleonville Louisiana Man killed after car strikes alligator A man was killed when he lost control of his car after the vehicle struck and killed an alligator that was crossing the highway state police said Samuel Burgess 26 of Bayou Lourse was pronounced dead at the scene about 12 15 a m Sunday after the 1995 Ford Taurus he was driving slammed into a tree along Louisiana Highway 662 Trooper Rodney Hyatt said Source NOLA com 07 June 2005 North Fort Myers Florida Six year old runs on road to rescue turtle hit by car Six year old Emily Kent saw the turtle struggling to cross Old US 41 a busy two lane road that snakes through North Fort Myers Her mother Geraldine Kent pulled the family s Jeep Cherokee off to the side of the road so they could help the turtle Before her mother knew it Emily had jumped out to scurry to the turtle s aid An unsuspecting motorist hit the child Emily died from the injuries Click here for the full story Source News Press 23 April 2005 Clewiston Florida Pregnant woman dies in canal A Jupiter Fl eight month pregnant woman died when the vehicle she was a passenger in flipped into a canal along SR80 10 miles west of LaBelle Angela Chinni 34 was a front seat passenger in a 2002 Volvo driven by Derek Cinni 31 The FHP reports that Mr Chinni westbound on SR80 was trying to avoid a turtle in the road and lost control about 12 noon Saturday flipping into the canal on the south side of SR80 There are no guard rails on this section of the highway Mr Cinni suffered minor injuries and was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital 19 month old Koby Chinni in a rear seat child restraint was also transported to Lee Memorial for minor injuries All parties were wearing seat belts Source Newszap 02 July 2004 Jacksonville Arkansas Jacksonville High School Student Killed A Jacksonville High School student was killed and two area teen agers were injured in a car accident on Friday July 2 according to police reports Kandace Laberdee 17 of 2027 Dean Martin Dr in Cabot was killed after she swerved to avoid

    Original URL path: http://www.lakejacksonturtles.org/accident.htm (2016-02-01)
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  • Turtle Flies Into Windshield
    were not seriously injured The turtle suffered minor cuts to its tail and back legs but the shell was not damaged Glaister walked away without a scratch Glaister was more worried about getting immediate help for the 1 foot long turtle than fixing his windshield after the crash It is amazing the turtle wasn t injured he said He came flying through the windshield at 70 miles per hour Not many things can live going through a windshield like that He was driving to visit his girlfriend Vero Beach resident Tracy MacLean about 5 p m when the incident happened Glaister was heading north on I 95 just south of Indrio Road in St Lucie County when he noticed the turtle attempting to cross the interstate I saw the turtle crossing the road when it was slightly clipped by the truck in front of me which sent it flying into the air and through my windshield he said You couldn t have planned it better He hit the glass on the passenger side busted that out and landed next to me Instead of stopping and risking more time waiting for help Glaister took the stowaway to MacLean s house and

    Original URL path: http://www.lakejacksonturtles.org/turtlewindshield.htm (2016-02-01)
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  • Animal Trespass On To The Highway
    turtle attempting to cross US Highway 27 Only 2 of all turtles attempting to cross this highway ever successfully make it across without being killed Return to The Lake Jackson

    Original URL path: http://www.lakejacksonturtles.org/trespass.htm (2016-02-01)
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  • Red Hills Horse Trials
    Ecopassage Alliance information booth The Monarch House Jump with the Lake Jackson Ecopassage sign courtesy of Jeff Phipps Alligator snapping turtle on display Chiles High School Environmental Club helped answer questions at the information booth Matt Aresco meeting with members of the public Founding members of the Lake Jackson Ecopassage Alliance Margaret Gunzburger Eric Walters Julie Jo Walters Matt Aresco City Commissioner Andrew Gillum meeting with Matt Aresco Colin and

    Original URL path: http://www.lakejacksonturtles.org/rhht.htm (2016-02-01)
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  • Temporary Fence Repair & Replacement
    with hole in it needing repair Fence overgrown with vegetation needing to be cleared New fence was erected in areas prone to road kill The arrow points to a volunteer among the thick vegetation Areas being cleared for fence Crews

    Original URL path: http://www.lakejacksonturtles.org/work_days.htm (2016-02-01)
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  • Tallahassee Wildlife Festival 2004
    snapping turtle while Lake Jackson Ecopassage Alliance volunteer and Maclay High School student Elise Gunzburger looks on Matt Aresco and Leon County Commissioner Dan Winchester admire this huge alligator snapping turtle Matt Aresco Bruce Means Coastal Plains Institute and Jim

    Original URL path: http://www.lakejacksonturtles.org/tallahasseewildlife.htm (2016-02-01)
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  • Sample Letter of Support for organizations wishing to support the US Highway 27 Ecopassage
    you for your support For supplementary information please refer to the Lake Jackson Aquatic Preserve Roadkill Fact Sheet If you prefer you can download a version of this letter in Microsoft Word or print out a copy as a PDF USE ORGANIZATIONAL LETTERHEAD or FILL IN YOUR ADDRESS FILL IN DATE FILL IN ADDRESSEE Dear FILL IN ADDRESSEE On behalf of FILL IN ORGANIZATIONAL NAME we wish to express our enthusiastic support for the construction of a permanent ecopassage along U S 27 at Lake Jackson The highway forms an impassable barrier to turtles frogs snakes and other wildlife and negatively impacts the ecology of the lake ecosystem The area has the highest documented road mortality and attempted crossings of turtles that has ever been recorded worldwide The ecopassage should span the entire lakefront and consist of a set of wildlife underpasses and guidewalls similar to the successful design utilized on Paynes Prairie near Gainesville FL Such a system will divert wildlife away from the travel lanes to safe passage beneath the highway The ecopassage will not only make the highway safer for wildlife and protect the Lake Jackson ecosystem it will improve motorist safety and enhance the aesthetic character

    Original URL path: http://www.lakejacksonturtles.org/organization_letter.htm (2016-02-01)
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  • Links
    sites that have linked to this web site Web sites are welcome to use our bumper sticker design for linking to our web page Turtle Links Turtle Liberation Army The Turtle Ranch The Turtle Zone General Amphibian and Reptile Links

    Original URL path: http://www.lakejacksonturtles.org/links.htm (2016-02-01)
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