Moose-vehicle accident on Corner Brook street

Cory Hurley
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These three moose were grazing near the Corner Brook Long Term Care Centre recently.

A moose was hit by a vehicle on a Corner Brook street Wednesday night.

At about 10:30 p.m., near the intersection of the Lewin Parkway and O’Connell Drive, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary responded to the collision.

The moose, said to be injured, ran into a nearby wooded area. Officers with the Department of Natural Resources were unable to locate the animal. The vehicle sustained moderate damages, but the driver was uninjured, according to police.

Moose have been frequently spotted throughout the city in the past few weeks. They have been seen hanging around the long-term care centre near Grenfell Campus, Memorial University and Margaret Bowater Park — even making an appearance at a senior baseball game at Jubilee Field.

This past weekend, moose were seen downtown Corner Brook near the former Regina High School and Corner Brook courthouse.

Organizations: Department of Natural Resources, Regina High School

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Lewin Parkway, Margaret Bowater Park

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Recent comments

  • Cbrookrob
    June 12, 2014 - 12:58

    My wife was in this accident. Thankfully no injuries that we're aware of other than some stiffness today. Speed definitely wasn't a factor as she was just getting ready to turn left from the parkway onto O'Connell Drive. She really didn't hit the moose, it was more that the moose hit her from the passenger side. Just shows how quickly and unexpectedly this can happen.

  • another concerned citizen
    June 12, 2014 - 10:16

    Three moose have practically been considered pets near the long term care center for over a year. They've been watched crossing the street and frequenting the university grounds as well. And patrol has watched as someone nearly ran into them as they were driving away from the LTC center. Something should have been done about them a long time ago.

  • where's NL wild life officals where's gov
    June 12, 2014 - 08:59

    are they waiting for someone to get killed in moose vehicle accident where is gov wild life to either shoot these moose hanging out in city or drug and move them too late when person killed or left in wheel chair for rest of their life whats the problem some one got to do their job or get axed WHATS THE PROBLEM HERE

  • lynn
    June 12, 2014 - 07:43

    There have been a few times in the past two wks they have been roaming Dunbar Ave and making their way down around Monument Hill. People have to take caution in this area.

  • Concerned Citizen
    June 12, 2014 - 07:24

    Thank goodness that the driver wasn't injured. For the number of moose that have been seen within the city limits this year drivers should take extra precautions when navigating our roads. Reducing speed is a big one as I see too many people driving crazy fast and even treat O'Connell Drive like an interstate. Please keep in mind the safety of others when you take control of a vehicle ... and of the safety of the driver too!!