Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2004]
Origins: These photographs correspond to an accident which took place during late-evening darkness on
Although the moose was killed by collision, the driver escaped relatively unscathed, a broken hand her most serious injury.
The Toronto Sun reported on the accident as follows:
"I am extremely lucky and very glad to be here," said Bernice Clayton-Seca, a 53 year-old educational assistant from Sundridge.
Clayton-Seca hit the moose near South River, 50 km south of North Bay, while driving home late Friday night on Hwy. 11 from North Bay.
"I knew moose were in the area, so I had my high beams on, and was looking out for them," she said.
"But at the last minute I saw his legs."
The collision sent the moose ripping through the windshield of the 1999 Chevy Lumina, tearing off the roof of the car, and exiting head and shoulders through the back window.
"My husband was driving behind me so he stopped immediately, and lots of people stopped to help," Clayton-Seca said. "It was wonderful to have all that help."
Clayton-Seca was taken by ambulance to North Bay General hospital for minor injuries, a broken hand, and a few cuts and bruises.
The moose was not so lucky. It died from its injuries.
King Kristen. "Driver OK After Animal Totals Her Car." The Toronto Sun. 26 May 2004 (p. 12).