Mar 18, 2006

Unexpected Passenger

Left: Photo courtesy of Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise

I love bizarre news stories, if you could not tell.

I especially love bizarre news stories with bizarre photos. This story from Leominster, Massachusetts is among the most bizarre I have read in recent weeks.

There was an late night accident near this rural New England town the other night involving a motorist and an animal. Nothing particularly newsworthy in that, right?

However, the animal was aa 500-pound moose that crashed through the windshield of a car late Thursday, and it ended up sitting in the passenger seat with its head sticking through the glass.

Emergency personnel were forced to cut the roof off the car to free the moose. The injured animal was later euthanized by state environmental police because of severe injuries, police Lt. Raymond Booth said.

The driver of the vehicle was able to get out of the car and escaped serious injury, police said.


Stephanie said...

Poor moose...but, by that picture, it looks more like a donkey.

Hooda Thunkit said...


The worst part was that the moose had to be put down.

No happy endings here...