RCMP reports vehicle collisions with moose and deer

Moose and deer have caused several roadway accidents over the last few weeks, keeping RCMP busy.

Moose and deer have caused several roadway accidents over the last few weeks, keeping RCMP busy.

At 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 15, an RCMP vehicle hit a moose just north of Topley on Highway 118, said RCMP Sgt. Rose, adding that though there was minor damage to the RCMp vehicle, neither the RCMP officer nor the moose were injured.

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Sgt. Rose says a vehicle hit a deer near Finning on Highway 16 on Dec. 16, and though the deer was killed, the driver was not injured and the vehicle damage was minimal.

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A driver pulling a rental trailer lost control on Hungry Hill because of the snow on Dec. 19, they were uninjured and were pulled back onto the road by Aurora Towing, with damages costing $2,000, said Sgt. Rose.

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A vehicle drove off the road and rolled about eight kilometres east of Houston at 3:30 on Dec. 19, said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says the vehicle landed on it’s roof and the driver was brought to the Smithers hospital by ambulance.

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RCMP put down an injured moose at 27 kilometre on the Morice River forest service road, which was called in on Dec. 20 and believed to have been involved in an accident that wasn’t reported, said Sgt. Rose.

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Another vehicle hit a moose on Hungry Hill, Highway 16, on Dec. 31, but no one was injured and the vehicle only had minimal damage, though RCMP had to put the moose down because of injuries, said Sgt. Rose.