moose-vehicle collision

Moose-vehicle collision on TCH sends one to hospital

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One person was taken to hospital following a moose-vehicle collision on the Trans-Canada Highway late Sunday afternoon.

Emergency crews responded to the westbound lanes of the highway, just past the Foxtrap weigh scales, at about 4:45 p.m.. The driver of a sedan traveling west struck the animal and lost control of the car. The vehicle left the road and traveled down an embankment, coming to rest near a rock wall. The car suffered extensive damage.

The driver of the car was assessed at the scene by paramedics and taken to hospital with what were believed to be minor injuries. The moose was killed by the impact.

Traffic was slowed in the area as emergency personnel worked and while the animal was removed the the road.

The scene of a moose-vehicle collision on the Trans-Canada Highway

Three sent to hospital after moose is struck by three vehicles

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Three people were taken to hospital after a moose was struck by three separate vehicles on the Outer Ring Road on Monday evening.

Emergency crews were called to the highway at about 7:15 p.m.. The driver of a pickup truck traveling east between Allandale Road and Portugal Cove Road struck and killed a moose that was crossing the highway. The vehicle suffered moderate damage. The truck’s occupants were not injured.

The moose was then struck by two following vehicles, one of which came to rest in the oncoming lanes of the highway after crossing the median. Paramedics assessed the occupants of all vehicles, taking three to hospital with injuries not believed to be serious.

Traffic was reduced to one lane in each direction as emergency crews worked, and as the deceased animal and damaged vehicles were removed from the scene. Roads were wet in heavy drizzle at the time of the incident.

The scene on the Outer Ring Road following an incident that saw a moose struck by three separate vehicles.
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