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

Just Posted

Nearly $500,000 available for internships with First Nations government

Funds announced through partnership with Northern Development and Government of Canada

Kitimat registers biggest drop in property assessments

The residential property in the north with the highest value was $2.892 million

Former mayor Ray Brady passes away

“What I can say is that he was passionate about his beliefs and he would fight for them.”

CDC’s housing section looking for new home

CDC executive director says it has until Jan. 31 to move out.

Shames Mountain named one of the world’s Top 10 ski resorts

The UK magazine listed Shames alongside Whistler and hills in Italy, Japan and Austria

Solitary-confinement veto a chance to address mental health: advocate

B.C. Supreme Court made the landmark ruling Wednesday

Winter storm coming to B.C. this weekend

The bets are on as to how much snow the province will actually get in the coming days

B.C. civil rights group files complaint about RCMP arrest of man who later died

Dale Culver, a 35-year-old Indigenous man was arrested in Prince George last July

Lawyer says former B.C. government aide ‘barely guilty’ in ethnic vote scandal

Brian Bonney pleaded guilty to a breach of trust charge

Quite a few tears as homemade quilts distributed to residents of Ashcroft Reserve, Boston Flats affected by last summer’s fire

Quilters in B.C. and Alberta worked through the summer and fall to create more than 100 quilts.

Island Health: No need for alarm in wake of Victoria needle-prick incidents

Three incidents in a week prompts meeting between health authority, city service providers

B.C. coast loggers celebrate history, hope for improvement

Truck Loggers Association awaits B.C. NDP government’s new direction

Global Affairs aware of report of two Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria

The foreigners were heading south from Kafanchan to Abuja when they were ambushed around Kagarko

Whistler role in potential Calgary Olympic bid would be welcome: IOC

Calgary is mulling whether to vie for the 2026 Games, and could look to facilities in B.C.

Most Read