Newfoundland: 2 Separate Moose-Vehicle Collisions in Western Newfoundland

Update: see previous posts – July 19/15 Moose Collision Results in Dead Moose/Wrecked Vehicle, April 4/14 Newfoundland: Class-Action Lawsuit Over Moose Crashes begins in Newfoundland, October 11/11 66 Year Old Man Dies after His Vehicle Hit a Moose in Newfoundland

Two vehicles were significantly damaged in separate moose collisions in western Newfoundland Friday morning.
Two vehicles were significantly damaged in separate moose collisions in western Newfoundland Friday morning. Amazingly, there are anywhere between 600-800 moose-vehicle collisions on the island of Newfoundland every year. It was July 19, 1904 when four (4) moose were imported, for the first time (there was an unsuccessful attempt in 1878) , to the island of Newfoundland from the Miramichi area of New Brunswick. The original plan was to transport seven (7) moose, but three (3) died while waiting to be be transferred to Port Aux Basques. It was determined in 2012 that there were 115,000 moose in Newfoundland. Generally, when colliding with a moose at high speed, the vehicle’s bumper and front grille will break the moose’s legs, causing the moose to fall up onto the vehicle’s hood and delivering the bulk of the moose’s weight onto the widnshield, crushing the front roof support beams and anyone in the front seats.

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For mustang moose collision near Corner Brook

A Ford Mustang collided with a moose, and the Mustang lost. The collision took place on the TCH near Corner Brook on Friday. (Submitted by Don Johnson)

Two vehicles were significantly damaged in separate moose collisions in western Newfoundland Friday morning.

In the first incident, a pickup truck hit a moose on the access road between the Trans-Canada Highway and Stephenville Crossing. Police said the driver wasn’t injured.

Several hours later, a Ford Mustang collided with a moose a few kilometres west of Corner Brook.

At least one person is reported to have been injured in that crash

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