View Full Version : Accident With a Moose .... Pics ...
11-13-2004, 08:26 AM
These are the shots my company circulated as part of a driver safety campaign in Canada. My wife recently hit a small deer and we had some minor damage to the car .... BUT THIS .... :eek: Check it out. YOU DON'T WANT TO HIT A MOOSE.
<img src='http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-6/746685/Moose2.jpg' width=800 height=600 >
<img src='http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-6/746685/Moose1.jpg' width=800 height=600 >
11-13-2004, 09:31 AM
Glad your wife's ok...glad it wasn't a moose she hit...
It looks like the moose hit the front of the car and slid through...if it ran into the back or whatever I don't see why the front would be so torn up...but it's hard to believe the moose would just slid through like that. Holy **** that'd suck to be in the driver's seat...
Effective pic for the campaign...
I don't believe the moose is what caused the roof to "peel" back. This was something done intentionally by the Fire Dept to gain access to the vehicle's driver during extrication; it's a procedure called a "reverse flap."I would still like to know how the moose wound up in the back seat...
Being from Northwestern Ontario this is a very big reality...no pun intended. Every year people hit moose. From bad weather to the bugs driving them out of the bush. The reason the moose is in the back seat is, that probably is where it landed. With cars especially when you hit a moose they are tall and their legs hit the front of the car propelling it into the windshield. The body of the moose travels through the windshield and depending on how fast the car was going depends on how far back the moose travels through the vehicle. Lots of people have found the moose on top of them after they have hit one. Deer get hit here too but compared to a moose they are peanuts. Just another joy of living up North:)
11-13-2004, 01:39 PM
According to the email at the office, the car hit the moose and it flipped over the car and came through the back window. Sirenhead's explanation of how the roof got taken off makes sense to me. Don't Moose stand between 10 and 12 feet tall at the head?
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11-13-2004, 04:04 PM
Do you know how big a moose looks from the front seat of a Honda Civic??? :eek: :eek: :eek:
I found out when a moose t-boned my car in the 80's. It came running onto the highway in the dark, I swerved to try to go around it, and it hit the passenger door. It smashed the windows out of the right side of the car and tore the mirror and door handle off.
I was lucky that I made it over enough so I drove under the head as the body hit the side of the car. The muzzle of the moose left a mark on the top of the windshield and a streak down the roof as I drove under.
Luckily the moose wasn't a few feet faster or my car would have looked at the pictures above. Instead I was left with comparatively minor damage and a car fill with shattered glass, moose hair and WOOD TICKS :eek: :eek: :eek: (the moose are often heavily infested with wood ticks by late winter)
All in all, an experience I hope I never repeat!!!!
p.s. Stevie Ray - moose aren't quite that tall. If you hit one full on they usually come throught the windshield, often resulting in fatalities.
11-15-2004, 10:41 AM
I was driving @ 05:30 in the morning. 2 deer ran across the road @ me.
One got away. The other almost totalled my Cutlass. Steel car,one foot of fiberglass on the front end. Still had deer hair in it when I sold it.
11-16-2004, 04:53 AM
Oh man! Moosezilla! :eek:
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