State police urge drivers to be extra cautious after trooper crashes into moose

(WHDH) — Maine State Police are urging drivers to be extra cautious after a trooper crashed into a moose that was in the middle of the highway.

The trooper was responding to a call in Island Falls on Wednesday night when the moose suddenly stepped out in front of his cruiser, officials said in a Facebook post.

Police say the trooper was lucky to avoid serious injury.

“Moose crashes are on the rise, as spring is here and the warmer weather sets in. Please be extra cautious in your travels and watch for moose, deer, and other animals as they can be very difficult to see and very unpredictable,” the department wrote.

 

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