Close Call: Bush roads are large animal roads too!

Location: 
18 km Morice River Road (near Houston, BC)
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2012-07-16
Company Name: 
Andy Meints Contracting Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Worker was driving out to work at about 2:15 am, travelling at 80km/h as a moose came down the bank and across the road right in front of the vehicle. The driver didn't have a chance to slow down because it all happened too quickly.

There was damage to the front of the driver’s side of the truck, but the driver was fine.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

• Always be on the lookout for wildlife, and even more so at twilight and after sundown

• Resource road uses should use the radio to let other travellers know if they see wildlife

• Pay full attention to the road ahead, don`t get distracted and expect the unexpected!

For more information on this submitted alert: 

For more information: Ashlee Meints, 250-845-7319 or ameintscl@telus.net 

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