This barred owl was in the middle of the road eating a squirrel. Unfortunately, the driver saw him too late to completely avoid hitting him—or, more accurately, having the owl hit his truck. He stopped inches from the owl, who got spooked and flew into his front bumper, breaking his wing.
Since the rescuer saw no blood, I was hopeful we had a fracture we could work with, but when I opened the box I could smell fresh blood—never a good sign. And an examination revealed an open fracture under the left wing. With a good inch of jagged bone exposed and, based on the unnatural angle of the wing at the shoulder, further internal fractures higher up, there was no option but euthanasia. The photo of the open fracture was taken post-euthanasia.