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Motorcyclist killed in crash with moose
Edmonton Sun ^ | 11-17-09 | unattributed

Posted on 11/17/2009 1:06:10 PM PST by smokingfrog

A 79-year-old motorcyclist is dead after he hit a moose near Gibbons on Sunday night.

Morinville RCMP were called to the collision on Highway 28A south of Gibbons around 7:30 p.m. along with paramedics and firefighters.

By the time police arrived, EMS were already attempting to resuscitate the unresponsive man.

Police say the victim, from Fort Saskatchewan, was driving his Honda Gold Wing motorcycle when he hit a moose, fell off the bike and onto the road.

A car that had been driving behind the man also hit the moose, then the motorcycle.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car was not hurt. Police say the moose was killed in the accident.

RCMP are not releasing the victim's name at the request of his family.

Meanwhile, a 56-year-old moose hunter from Edmonton is dead after he rolled his ATV near Fox Creek Saturday morning.

Police say sometime before 10:30 a.m. the man was hauling a moose carcass on an ATV 165 km northwest of Fox Creek on Simmonette Road when it rolled.

An acquaintance found him some time later pinned under the vehicle, but managed to use the ATV to drive for help.

When RCMP and paramedics arrived on scene, the man was declared dead. Police are not releasing the man's name at the request of his family.


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: motorcycles
Looks like we need some moose control.
1 posted on 11/17/2009 1:06:11 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog; fanfan

A møøse ønce bít my síster.


2 posted on 11/17/2009 1:07:36 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: smokingfrog

3 posted on 11/17/2009 1:07:55 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: smokingfrog

Running into a moose with a motorcycle is not advised. I saw something about Alaska Troopers and they have moose lights (really bright intense headlights in addition to their normal headlights) on their cars so they don’t hit one when they are going 90 mph.


4 posted on 11/17/2009 1:09:45 PM PST by b4its2late (Before you can control a horse, you have to break it. Sound familiar?)
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To: smokingfrog

Did the moose survive? If not, will they hold the motorcyclists next of kin accountable?


5 posted on 11/17/2009 1:13:37 PM PST by chopperman
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To: smokingfrog

Moose Tracks


6 posted on 11/17/2009 1:15:41 PM PST by sr4402
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To: smokingfrog

I can understand hitting a deer because they panic easily and dart on to the road, but a moose? I just don’t see them exploding out from behind a bush.

My biggest fear riding a motorcycle is hitting a deer. Next down the line would be soccer moms on cell phones...yikes!


7 posted on 11/17/2009 1:16:23 PM PST by HerrBlucher
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To: smokingfrog

Whatta moose-take-a to make-a!


8 posted on 11/17/2009 1:17:01 PM PST by Palladin (The Obama Administration: "A Czar Too Far")
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To: smokingfrog
Suddenly, Sarah Palin's eyes narrowed to slits, and a palpable sense of doom fills the room.
9 posted on 11/17/2009 1:19:45 PM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: chopperman

Has Rocky been notified?


10 posted on 11/17/2009 1:20:12 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: smokingfrog; Slings and Arrows
A car that had been driving behind the man also hit the moose, then the motorcycle.

I won't make light of the moose vs. man death. Was the second accident with the motorcycle or the motorcyclist? Some days it's just your time.

11 posted on 11/17/2009 1:22:14 PM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: smokingfrog
A 79-year-old motorcyclist is dead after he hit a moose near Gibbons on Sunday night.

An easily missed warning sign.

12 posted on 11/17/2009 1:22:21 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: smokingfrog
Police say the moose was killed in the accident.

Moose kills man is more newsworthy than Man kills moose or Man and moose collide, both die.

13 posted on 11/17/2009 1:23:07 PM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I bet he’d rather have hit the gibbons.


14 posted on 11/17/2009 1:23:54 PM PST by Sloth (Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8)
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To: smokingfrog

Moose aren’t very smart beasts, but they abide by the laws of physics anyway.


15 posted on 11/17/2009 1:27:12 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: b4its2late

Or with a car, or with a truck smaller than a full-size trash hauler.


16 posted on 11/17/2009 1:28:08 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: smokingfrog

So did they need to call a CBSA agent in to give the coup de grace? And if so, who to, the moose or the biker?


17 posted on 11/17/2009 1:36:24 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: smokingfrog

A Honda Golden Wing fully dressed out is big but adult moose are bigger..

RIP Rider and Moose


18 posted on 11/17/2009 1:38:51 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: All

how long before they blame this on Palin? (sarc)


19 posted on 11/17/2009 1:44:36 PM PST by ak267
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To: b4its2late

20 posted on 11/17/2009 1:46:18 PM PST by smokingfrog (Well, are you gonna draw those pistols or whistle Dixie? Spit!)
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To: fanfan; Clive

Canada Ping Moose Accident Edmonton


21 posted on 11/17/2009 1:49:05 PM PST by Candor7 (The effective weapons Against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (.Member NRA)
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To: smokingfrog

Wow- 79 years old on a hog running over a moose...

If I could choose a way to die, well... this might not be it- but it certainly wouldnt be last either.


22 posted on 11/17/2009 1:49:11 PM PST by Mr. K (Deathly afraid my typos become a freeper catchphrase...I'm series!)
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To: chopperman
From the article: Police say the moose was killed in the accident.

But then it could have been the car following behind which hit the moose and then the motorcycle.

If there was CSI:Canada about half the shows would involve moose related deaths.

23 posted on 11/17/2009 1:58:16 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Obamalaise - the new mood for America.)
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To: KarlInOhio

CSI: Canada...

I’m dyin’ here...


24 posted on 11/17/2009 1:59:30 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: b4its2late

In 1980 I witnessed such an accident. At night the motocycle hit the moose at 50 mph just behind the rib cage, piercing the organs inside, The biker was unconscious, and the passenger was throuwn clear into the alder bushes, unharmed except for scrapes. The bike driver broke one leg, an arm and collar bone.Both wore helmets.

He awoke in the dark back of the ambulance on the way to the hospital, he smelled the offal from inside the moose ,
and thought it was him, and thought he was dying.He was afraid to talk and ask.

He was much relieved to find out that his injuries were “only” broken limbs.

A year later he had restored his Yamaha 750 shaft drive bike, and was a year later still picking moose hairs off of the nooks and crannies of his restored machine.

He called the bike: “Dirty Hairy.” ( Newfies! Gotta luv em.)

Carmenville, Newfoundland.


25 posted on 11/17/2009 2:00:50 PM PST by Candor7 (The effective weapons Against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (.Member NRA)
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To: HerrBlucher
I can understand hitting a deer because they panic easily and dart on to the road, but a moose? I just don’t see them exploding out from behind a bush.

Up in North Dakota they can trot out from small stands of trees near the roads.

Out in the ICBM missile fields, which can be greater than the state of Rhode Island, the U.S. Air Force has problems with both moose and deer hits.

The maintenance, operations, and security police drive millions of miles per year out in those areas and there are encounters with moose but just not on the scale of the deer encounters.

Missile Ops crews drive Chevy Suburbans and when they hit a moose, and they have, the body is higher than the hood and the moose crashes into the windshield and roof and collapses the vehicle. Not good for the crew inside.

26 posted on 11/17/2009 2:10:36 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: rabscuttle385; Candor7; Clive; exg; kanawa; backhoe; -YYZ-; Squawk 8888; headsonpikes; AntiKev; ...
Thanks for the pings, rabscuttle385, and candor7.


27 posted on 11/17/2009 3:53:22 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: HerrBlucher
I can understand hitting a deer because they panic easily and dart on to the road, but a moose? I just don’t see them exploding out from behind a bush.

You have never met a Moose during rutting season, eh?

28 posted on 11/17/2009 3:55:17 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan
Google "car hits moose"


29 posted on 11/17/2009 4:40:50 PM PST by Snowyman
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To: Snowyman

<Google “car hits moose”

Wow. The stuff you learn on Google. I just spent a few minutes looking at moose vs car pics. I had no idea they could do such damage.


30 posted on 11/17/2009 5:58:39 PM PST by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: sr4402

“Moose Tracks”

Chocolate Moose Tracks

Extreme Moose Tracks

(even) Light Moose Tracks

All good.


31 posted on 11/17/2009 6:03:15 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: smokingfrog

Motorcycle-moose crash kills Mohall woman, injures man
Published: June 26, 2009 1:27:56 PM CDT
SHERWOOD, N.D. — A collision between a motorcycle and a moose in northwestern North Dakota killed a 53-year-old Mohall woman.

The Highway Patrol has not identified the victim of the Thursday night crash on state Highway 28 about five miles south of Sherwood.

Authorities say the woman was a passenger on the motorcycle. The driver — a 56-year-old Mohall man — was flown to a Minot hospital with injuries.


32 posted on 11/17/2009 6:20:01 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: smokingfrog
Ut oh ............

........the RCMP were called to the collision


33 posted on 11/17/2009 6:26:04 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Daffynition

34 posted on 11/17/2009 6:31:59 PM PST by smokingfrog (Well, are you gonna draw those pistols or whistle Dixie? Spit!)
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To: Palladin
...'Allo...'Allo...still looking for the Fallen Madonna are you?
35 posted on 11/17/2009 8:15:06 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: smokingfrog

RIP.


36 posted on 11/17/2009 11:01:05 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Tainan

So glad you got my reference!


37 posted on 11/18/2009 12:18:54 PM PST by Palladin (Holder and Obama terrorize New Yorkers.)
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To: smokingfrog

At night moose, elk and deer often come out onto the road. I have had more than a few near misses with moose, elk or deer standing in the middle of the road. The worst is coming around a corner in a heavily treed area when it is foggy. It is white knuckle stuff.

One night after nearly meeting head on one moose, half a dozen elk and three different herd of deer while driving in fog, I hit a porcupine at the top of a small hill on the road which took out my exhaust system.


38 posted on 11/20/2009 10:34:14 AM PST by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: free_life

You must have a guardian angel.

Stay safe out there.


39 posted on 11/20/2009 10:51:37 AM PST by smokingfrog (I'm from TEXAS -- what country are YOU from?)
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To: smokingfrog
You must have a guardian angel.

I do and I keep him busy ...lol

Stay safe out there.

I will......thanks and you too.

40 posted on 11/20/2009 11:14:28 AM PST by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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