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.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs one thing to hit a deer, but it‚Äôs quite another to hit a moose,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúMaybe in that area people need to slow down a bit. It‚Äôs so dark you really don‚Äôt know where it is until it‚Äôs on top of you.
‚ÄúThey come over the hood and right through the windshield ‚Ä¶ and they‚Äôre heavier, too. If you survive them coming into the vehicle, they can actually kick you to death.‚ÄĚ
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.