OPP alert following serious collision with moose in Algonquin Park

Advisory: Moose are frequently on roadways trying to avoid insects

One person has suffered life-threatening injuries, another was left with non-life-threatening injuries, after their vehicle collided with a moose in Algonquin Park.

The Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded just after 1:00 a.m. on May 19, 2024, when the collision was reported on Highway 60 near Tea Lake. After striking the moose, the car had left the roadway and struck a tree.

One of the two Muskoka Paramedic Service ambulances responding to the scene also collided with a moose. It was extensively damaged, but no injuries were reported in that collision

The two occupants of the car involved in the initial collision were transported to hospital in Huntsville. The more critically injured person, a 40-year-old woman, was later transferred to a Toronto trauma centre. The 45-year-old male remained in Huntsville in stable condition. The two individuals are residents of the Province of Quebec.

Highway 60 was closed in the area to allow for the investigation by an OPP Collision Reconstructionist and members of the Technical Collision Investigation Team.

Officers responding to this collision had just finished investigating another collision between a car and moose, but no serious injuries.

The OPP warns motorists that an increasing number of moose have been coming out of the forest and onto roads, particularly in the area of Algonquin Park, in an effort to escape from swarms of insects. Please, observe posted speed limits in order to ensure you have adequate reaction and keep your eyes on the road and ditches ahead.

Dickson,B.,OPP East Region(2024,May20) INDIVIDUAL SUFFERS CRITICAL INJURIES IN COLLISION WITH MOOSE [media release]

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