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.