Driver collides with moose on highway outside Kitimat

A Thornhill resident sustained minor injuries after hitting a moose on Hwy 37 South.

A Thornhill resident sustained minor injuries after hitting a moose on Hwy 37 South.

The driver was heading north out of Kitimat in his 2004 Honda Accord and was just north of the Humphrey Bridge about 20 km out of Kitimat, when he struck and killed a moose, before 7:20 p.m. March 7, said Kitimat RCMP Cpl. Darryl Peppler.

He suffered facial lacerations and was taken to Kitimat Hospital.

“The person was then expected to be OK and transported to Terrace hospital early this morning [March 8],” said Peppler.

The driver, who had blood on him and was conscious but definitely shaken up, was not wearing a seatbelt and the airbag had been deployed, said Peppler.

The car was a writeoff, added Peppler, saying this was the first major incident with a moose of the season.

– Margaret Speirs