Two injured in moose-vehicle collision on TCH

Deana Stokes Sullivan
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Two people received serious injuries early this morning when the vehicle they were in struck a moose on the Trans-Canada Highway.

RCMP

The Springdale detachment of the RCMP responded to the collision around 2:45 a.m. on the RCH, about 15 km east of South Brook. According to the RCMP, the two occupants suffered serious but non -life-threatening injuries and were transported to hospital.  Traffic on the highway was stopped for a short period of time.  Ambulances from Springdale and Roberts Arm, the Springdale Fire Department, and the Department of Natural Resources all responded to the incident.   

Organizations: RCMP, Springdale Fire Department

Geographic location: Springdale, South Brook

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  • Jeff Drover
    July 04, 2014 - 11:31

    Why does everyone think that slowing down will solve all of our problems? it is a highway. If you have to drive 50, yes it will take you 16 hours to get from Corner Brook to St. John's. The problem is not the drivers, it is the management of this delicious, but unnecessary resource. Lots of us like hunting and eating them, but if it came down to making the highways safer, we'd all be game to up the licenses so that we reduce the popularion by as much as we can, and keep it at a much lower level. You'll never see moose populations in trouble in Newfoundland. Never. The whole island is moose habitat. As a side note, the sick leave of eastern health would have paid for a moose fence. But that kind of spending is ok. The kind to prevent people from going to the hospital is somethng they need to ponder for twenty years while people keep hitting moose all over the place.

  • Donna
    July 04, 2014 - 06:23

    People need to slow down on our highways. Especially at 2 am!!! We came across three young moose on the TCH last week at approx the same time of the morning. But we were driving at 50-60 kph and had plenty of time to stop and actually enjoy that experience. Sorry to hear that there were injuries but moose vehicle encounters can be drastically reduced if care is taken.