I found this injured slider in the road. Somebody a few cars up ran him over. It looked to me as if the guy aimed for him, but I can't be sure of that. I spotted the turtle a few seconds before and had already decided to stop and move him out of harms way.

link: http://www.dotphoto.com/go.asp?l=almo&AID=1746059

I called the Jax herp society. With in one hour they had somebody out to my house from across town. He looks bad, but they told me he will probably make it. I don't really know much about turtles. I am more of a snake a lizard person as of yet, but he was pretty active so I have faith that they were not meerly trying to comfort me.
john
"york" ONLY a froot-loop would imagine that professional Vets would lie about a Turtle's prognosis because they were afraid that you might have a "breakdown" or perhaps a "seizure" if they told you "the truth."

JESUS, GROW UP HOMIE.
I found this injured slider in the road. Somebody a few cars up ran him over. It looked to me ... of yet, but he was pretty active so I have faith that they were not meerly trying to comfort me.

First place to check on a MV ed turtle is the shell at the sides (the bit that holds the carapace to the plastron), any cracks in this area usually are a good indicator of internal damage.
Otherwise even large cracks as pictured on your mates carapace can be repaired by "bridging"
Otherwise even large cracks as pictured on your mates carapace can be repaired by "bridging"

I scooped up a large healthy-looking painted turtle a few weeks ago, and moved her out of the middle of the road (they seem to universally think laying eggs in dirt roads elevated between marshes is a Good Idea around here). This one had apparently been doing this a long time: she had a huge healed over scar in her carapace
So even if it looks amazingly bad, I agree, they can apparently recover okay.
What surprises me about this story, is that somebody leapt into action that fast and drove across town for one humble turtle (I assume this is in an area where sliders are native). Neat.
Otherwise even large cracks as pictured on your mates carapace can be repaired by "bridging"

I scooped up a large healthy-looking painted turtle a few weeks ago,

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What surprises me about this story, is that somebody leapt into action that fast and drove across town for one humble turtle (I assume this is in an area where sliders are native). Neat.

The Jacksonville Herp. Society is a great bunch. They are very active and attentive. I always enjoy chit chatting with members that frequent local shows, such as the one coming up on Sept 11 and 12. Very knowledgeable group.
September 12th is my birthday. Maybe i can get my parents to sponsor me a trip out that way to go to the show. Where is it going to be frogz?
snip The Jacksonville Herp. Society is a great bunch. They ... coming up on Sept 11 and 12. Very knowledgeable group.

September 12th is my birthday. Maybe i can get my parents to sponsor me a trip out that way to go to the show. Where is it going to be frogz?

Here's the info on it. I love Gila Production shows, always a nice selection of venders, stuff going on and they advertise very well. http://www.gilaproductions.com /