Driver hurt when goose flies into windshield

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BRIGHTON, Colo. – Zayra Pestana says she was driving to work like she does every day, heading east on 136th Avenue near Granby Street when she saw a single goose flying toward her car.

She says she tried to avoid it, but the goose seemed to follow her and flew straight at her car and crashed head on into the windshield of her Kia.

She says it was very scary. The windshield didn't break entirely, but tiny pieces of broken glass cut her face and hands and doctors are keeping an eye on her in case she swallowed some glass.

She says she stopped immediately and then worried about someone crashing into her from behind, so she very carefully pulled over to the side and called 911.

The Colorado State Patrol and Division of Wildlife say they've never heard of an accident like this involving a goose and a car.

Wildlife experts say most geese are familiar enough with people and cars to stay away and they don't know what could have caused this type of behavior.

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