Moose killed, driver escapes major injury in highway collision

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.

  • Jul. 14, 2011 9:00 a.m.

The picture below contains an image of a dead moose and some blood. It may not be to everyone's tastes. Scroll down if you wish to see it.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moose

 

 

 

 

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)

Just Posted

Choir leader’s selfless work wins her Castlegar Citizen of the Year

Christina Nolan has grown the community choir into a strong and vibrant asset for the city

Water main maintenance ongoing in South Castlegar and Blueberry

Project will take two weeks — city says there should not be any service disruptions

Downtown businesses want you to love them this weekend

Third annual event encourages people to shop in their own community.

Police investigating man’s death in Winlaw

Foul play not established, but major crimes unit is investigating

Grand Forks woman assaulted in home invasion

The incident took place Wednesday morning

Police say it’s “impressive” no arrests were made after Raptors celebrations

Toronto will play the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors next

Social media giants in hot seat as politicians consider regulations in Ottawa

Committee members will also grill representatives from Facebook, Twitter

Wildfire crews watching for dangerous wind shift in High Level, Alta.

The Chuckegg Creek fire is raging out of control about three kilometres southwest of the town

UN urges Canada to take more vulnerable Mexican migrants from Central America

The request comes as the United States takes a harder line on its Mexican border

Mistrial declared in Jamie Bacon murder plot trial

Bacon was on trial for counselling to commit the murder of Person X

B.C. VIEWS: Money-laundering melodrama made for TV

Public inquiry staged to point fingers before 2021 election

Canadian homebuyers escaping high housing costs by moving to secondary cities

In British Columbia, exurbs have grown in the Hope Valley and Kamloops

Feds lay out proposed new rules for voice, video recorders in locomotives

Transport Canada wants to limit use of recorders to if a crew’s actions led to a crash

Most Read