Most unusual roadkill …

Posted: February 19, 2012 by Paul Colombo in Uncategorized

A few years back in Leominster, MA a moose met with its fate on Rt. 12 on a late rainy spring evening.

A motorist was traveling at 11:30pm when she clipped this guy. He rode right up the font hood, through the windshield, and right into the passenger seat aside of the operator.

The woman was able to eascape the vehicle and thank God there was nobody sitting in the front seat with her.

The EMT’s arrived on the scene and were AMAZED at what they saw. They worked with the Jaws-Of-Life and removed the entire roof of the vehicle after the animal was sedated. Once the roof was removed a local tow company rigged up a harness to lift the animal out of the vehicle.

All of this was to no avail as the moose had suffered serious internal injuries and was bleeding internally. A local vet made the decision to euthanize the animal.

Considering the extent of the damage to the vehicle, it was apparent that if a passenger had occupied the front seat with the driver they could have been seriously injured or killed in the mishap.

Data indicates that in 90% of vehicle/moose collisions the driver or other occupants receive serious injury or death as a result of the crash. Another grim reminder of the dangers that occur when wildlife and man come into collision in the wildlife corridors. Take note and be vigilant as you travel the local roadways!

Paul

 

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