Vehicle hits moose on Highway 410

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A moose-vehicle collision near noon on Friday is an indication that drivers have to slow down no matter what time of day it is, says Baie Verte RCMP.

Suspect No.1? This animal and its many relatives have been accused of the deaths of several who have been travelling over Newfoundland roads over the years. Moose detectors had been installed at some strategic spots, but there have been issues with the machines.

A female driver, who is a resident of Springdale, as well as a passenger who was in the vehicle at the time as well, hit a moose on Highway 410, killing the moose and causing extensive damage to the vehicle.

Corporal Justin Hewlett says the accident happened in the middle of the day, which means moose can be the cause of accidents at any time.

"It's not just nighttime that people need to be cautious - we're encouraging all motorists to slow down and exercise caution when driving on the highway because of the threat of accidents always looming."

Hewlett says while responding to the call for the accident, he himself saw three moose and was nearly in an accident of his own.

The two passengers in the vehicle were taken to hospital in Baie Verte for examination, however there was no reported injuries.

Geographic location: Springdale, Baie Verte

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