Moose on the loose – drivers hit two Monday night
BRACEBRIDGE — The black flies are back and they may be forcing moose to hit the open roads.
Unfortunately, that leaves drivers vulnerable.
And it happened twice Monday in Bracebridge and Huntsville, where drivers hit moose.
And one head-on.
Bracebridge OPP report that about 10 p.m. Monday, police and paramedics from Muskoka Medavie Service (EMS) and Bracebridge Fire Department (BFD) responded to a single vehicle rollover on Highway 11.
From the initial investigation at the scene, it would appear that a northbound Ford Focus was travelling on the inside lane north of HighFalls road when a moose stepped out into the live lane.
The driver of the Ford struck the moose head-on causing the vehicle to roll over coming to rest in the median.
The highway was closed for a short time while emergency crews responded to the collision.
The male driver and female passenger were transported to South Muskoka Memorial Hospital (SMMH) for medical treatment.
A short time earlier Huntsville OPP also responded to a similar call on Muskoka Road 117 involving a moose and single motor vehicle.
Police are reminding motorists to keep watch for animals crossing our roadways. Be safe, arrive alive.
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