In the wake of a moose-motorist collision on Friday night, Buckland Fire and Rescue Chief Jim Miller is cautioning people to keep an eye out.
âItâs one thing to hit a deer, but itâs quite another to hit a moose,â he said. âMaybe in that area people need to slow down a bit. Itâs so dark you really donât know where it is until itâs on top of you.
âThey come over the hood and right through the windshield âŠ and theyâre heavier, too. If you survive them coming into the vehicle, they can actually kick you to death.â
The driver and passenger of a vehicle 12 kilometres north of Prince Albert on Highway 2 were fortunate to have survived their 10:20 p.m. collision with a moose on Thursday, Miller notes.
Parkland Ambulance reportedly cared for two people with injuries who were taken by ambulance to hospital in good condition for further care.
On Friday morning, Miller reports two more moose spotted on Pulp Haul Road, prompting him to caution the public to keep an eye out for the large mammals.