66 Year Old Man Dies after His Vehicle Hit a Moose in Newfoundland

Update:             

If driver's on Newfoundland and Labrador's highways aren't dealing with perilous black ice, they are confronted by large 800 pound (364 kilo.'s) moose which barely move when hit by a motor vehicle, given their size and weight

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A 66 year old man, from Lewisporte, Newfoundland, was driving on the Trans-Canada Highway on Saturday, October 8, 2011 with three (3) passengers in his car.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. this driver came across a moose, standing in the middle of the Trans-Canada Highway near Red Cliff and his car came into contact with the moose.

As a result of the accident and after having sustained serious injuries, the Lewisporte man was subsequently airlifted to a hospital in St. John’s.  The three (3) other passengers in the car were treated for their non-life-threatening injuries.

The 66-year-old driver subsequently died as a result of his injuries.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police would not disclose the name of the driver.

 

Small moose standing in the middle of the highway

 

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