Skip to comments.Motorcyclist killed in crash with moose
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.
A møøse ønce bít my síster.
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.
Did the moose survive? If not, will they hold the motorcyclists next of kin accountable?
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!
Whatta moose-take-a to make-a!
Has Rocky been notified?
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.
An easily missed warning sign.
Moose kills man is more newsworthy than Man kills moose or Man and moose collide, both die.
I bet he’d rather have hit the gibbons.
Moose aren’t very smart beasts, but they abide by the laws of physics anyway.
Or with a car, or with a truck smaller than a full-size trash hauler.
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?
A Honda Golden Wing fully dressed out is big but adult moose are bigger..
RIP Rider and Moose
how long before they blame this on Palin? (sarc)
Canada Ping Moose Accident Edmonton
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.
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.
I’m dyin’ here...
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.)
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.
You have never met a Moose during rutting season, eh?
<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.
Chocolate Moose Tracks
Extreme Moose Tracks
(even) Light Moose Tracks
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.
So glad you got my reference!
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.
You must have a guardian angel.
Stay safe out there.
I do and I keep him busy ...lol
Stay safe out there.
I will......thanks and you too.