Moose injured, put down, following a collision on Thorburn Road
A collision with a moose caused minor damage to an SUV on Wednesday evening, however the moose had to be put down.
Emergency crews were called to a stretch of Thorburn Road, just west of the Team Gushue Highway overpass, shortly after 6:00 p.m.. The driver of an eastbound SUV had struck a moose, causing minor damage to the vehicle. No one was injured in the collision. The injured animal remained partially under the SUV for some time, forcing a closure of the road.
A wildlife conservation officer arrived on the scene and humanely put the moose down. The animal was removed for disposal and after the road was cleaned it reopened to traffic, roughly an hour after the collision occurred.