The driver of an SUV was shaken but escaped major injury after his vehicle collided with a moose on Highway 3 just east of Castlegar on Thursday afternoon.
The moose was killed in the collision, which happened at about 12:15 p.m. roughly two kilometres east of the city on the way to Salmo.
The driver, who was walking around his vehicle after the collision, noted that his airbag had deployed in the collision, which caused major damage to the front end of his SUV.
Members of the Castlegar Fire Department responded to the scene to clean up leaking coolant from the vehicle and remove the moose carcass from the side of the road.
A photo of the collision aftermath can be seen below, but it contains relatively graphic elements. Scroll down if you wish to see it.
A member of the Castlegar Fire Department sweeps up a substance used to soak up leaking coolant from a vehicle which struck a moose on Highway 3 just east of Castlegar on July 14. (Robson Fletcher photo)