Grand Forks RCMP: Driver lucky after colliding with moose near Phoenix area on July 23

A driver on Highway 3 didn't sustain any major injuries after hitting and killing a moose this morning, according to RCMP.

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A driver headed northbound on Highway 3 this morning is lucky not to have sustained major injuries after she collided with a moose.

“It happened at about 7:15 a.m. and she came around the corner by Phoenix Road and there was a moose, standing there on the side, on the shoulder (of the road),” explained RCMP Const. Renee Thomson. “When she approached, it walked right in front of her and she wasn’t able to stop. She hit it right on.”

Thomson said there was extensive damage to the White Mazda Protege and the driver suffered only minor injuries but was transported to Boundary Hospital as a precautionary measure.

The RCMP constable estimated the damage to the White Mazda Protege was about $8,000 to $10,000 and added it seemed to be a write-off – the moose died as a result of the accident.

“I was quite surprised going up there, seeing the damage to the vehicle, knowing the moose is dead and she was very lucky with minimal injuries,” Thomson went on to say.

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