Megan Lawrence, director of Salthaven West, arrived to the scene to help. Though far from a pleasant ordeal for the owl, she said he was actually quite fortunate for the way things had worked out.
“It’s very common for animals to be hit by vehicles, but usually they end up in ditches, and may not ever be found,” Lawrence told The Dodo. “It does happen that they are stuck in the grille of vehicles, but this is the first time I’ve ever personally seen an animal bust through and end up in the vehicle. He’s definitely lucky it wasn’t worse!”