Multiple People Injured as Car Slams Into Maine Moose, Kills It
It's a stark reminder of why staying alert and paying attention to your surroundings is paramount in the state of Maine. Wildlife doesn't realize that they shouldn't be wandering out into our roadways and will typically do so at the most inconvenient of times.
Maine is home to some of the highest rates of car vs moose (and deer!) crashes anywhere on planet Earth.
So high, in fact, that statewide cautions are broadcast on TV and radio each year reminding drivers to use extra caution, particularly when in the dark in rural and remote areas of Maine.
Recently, there was another car vs moose crash that nearly could have been fatal for the occupants of the vehicle. Sadly, it was fatal for the moose.
According to News Center Maine, there were two people driving near Jackman, Maine, early on Saturday morning at about 1:30 a.m.
The pair reportedly crashed into a cow moose that had entered the roadway, the news station stated, and upon impact, the moose came through the windshield and died instantly.
After the collision, the car veered off of the road crashing into a crop of nearby trees, News Center Maine reported.
The news station stated that the occupants were able to climb out and walk down the road to a nearby residence where they were able to call for help.
The pair were taken to an area hospital with what were considered injuries that weren't life-threatening, according to News Center Maine.
The early-season crash is a reminder for drivers, both those living in Maine and those traveling from away, that clear roadways free of any wandering animals are never guaranteed and that people should always be on the lookout for things like moose during all times of the year.