Moose-vehicle accident on Corner Brook street

Cory Hurley
Published on June 12, 2014
These three moose were grazing near the Corner Brook Long Term Care Centre Friday morning.
Photo courtesy of Vaughn Granter

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.