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Maine woman hurt when car hits moose

November 18, 2011

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JOHNSON MOUNTAIN TOWNSHIP, Maine—Police say a Mount Vernon woman has been injured after her car struck an injured moose that had already been hit by another vehicle.

The Somerset County Sheriff's Office says 70-year-old Phoebe Payne was driving south on U.S. Route 201 in Johnson Mountain Township on Wednesday when she ran into the moose.

The Morning Sentinel ( reports that Payne swerved in an attempt to avoid the animal and her vehicle ended up in a ditch. She was taken by ambulance to Jackman Region Health Center with non life-threatening injuries.

The moose had previously been struck by a pickup truck driven by Arthur Pierce of Gardiner. He was not hurt.

The yearling moose died.


Information from: Morning Sentinel,