A 29-year-old passenger in a car that collided with a moose on national road No. 2 in Krzewica (Lublin Voivodeship) was taken to hospital with bodily injuries. The animal did not survive the accident. The police appeal to drivers to be vigilant on the roads.
Commissioner Barbara Salczyńska-Pyrchla from the Municipal Police Headquarters in Biała Podlaska reported the incident. According to her, on Friday (October 13) before 6 a.m. on national road number 2 in Krzewica, there was a collision between a Citroen Jumper and a moose. “Preliminary findings show that the 42-year-old driver of the car collided with a moose hind. The animal ran onto the road in front of the oncoming car,” the policewoman described.
The driver was sober. As a result of the collision, a 29-year-old passenger in the car suffered injuries and was taken to hospital. The animal did not survive.
The police appeal for safe driving and vigilance on the roads
The police appeal to drivers to be careful and safe on the road. “Wild animals can suddenly enter the road that crosses their usual paths and routes. Many animals die on the roads in collisions with cars. Vehicles are damaged and people traveling in cars are injured,” said Commissioner Salczyńska-Pyrchla, adding that warning signs should not be ignored. from forest animals.
Moose die in accidents, but they can also pose a deadly threat
Moose are large animals that die in the event of a collision with a car, but they can also severely injure people traveling in the car.
“Moose are very tall, a car often clips their legs and they simply fall through the roof. The car does not have any special protection, because cars are designed to cope with obstacles, not to have something fall on them from above. Moose weigh 300-400 kilograms. So a collision with such an animal at a speed of several dozen kilometers per hour is a threat to people traveling by car,” explained Andżelika Gackowska, deputy director for forest management of the City Forests – Warsaw.
Main photo source: KMP Biała Podlaska