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Big rig hits bald eagle at 50 MPH in dash cam video


A truck driver shared dash cam video of an unusual wildlife strike on a Connecticut roadway.

The incident was caught on camera earlier this month on I-95.

An adult female bald eagle was scavenging roadkill on the interstate as truck driver Scott Burke approached.

The eagle dodged an oncoming car and flew upwards, only to collide full force into Burke’s windshield as he was traveling at speeds of around 50 m.p.h.

The impact shattered the truck’s windshield, but Burke was able to pull over his truck safely and immediately called Connecticut State Police for help.

Troopers discovered that the bird was still alive and took the animal to a rescue and rehabilitation group called “A Place Called Hope.”

Remarkably, the eagle was in shock but suffered no broken bones during the collision. Rescuers hope to return her to the wild after she recovers.

You can see remarkable slow motion dash cam video of the bird strike below.

Slo-Mo Video Clip of Eagle vs Windshield

Driver Scott Burke of the SRS National LLC Trucking Company out of Southington, CT had a dash camera on the passenger side of the Truck. Jerry Beaudoin, owner of company sent this wonderful version of the incident that occured on January 22, 2020 on Route 95. Both bird and driver are ok. Drivers side windshield is shattered.Eagle is recovering at APCH from the impact and showed evidence of internal bleeding… which keeps her condition guarded. Good news is nothing is broken and we are amazed at this! She is one lucky bird and Scott one lucky driver. Goal will be a release once we are confident her bleeding has subsided.

Posted by A Place Called Hope on Friday, January 24, 2020

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020 an adult Bald Eagle made a near fatal call. This female was scavenging food along Route…

Posted by A Place Called Hope on Friday, January 24, 2020

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