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Maine man hits moose
December 19, 2001 12:31 AM   Subscribe

Maine man hits moose at high speed on I-95, three other people die. Once again, the Wheel of Fate is a steering wheel, and the story a warning to all Good Samaritans out there.
posted by LeLiLo (19 comments total)

 
That's tragic. Very sad, and unlucky.

Oddly enough I just came across this link on another blog. What to Do About Aggressive Moose. Seemed relevant.
posted by RobertLoch at 12:55 AM on December 19, 2001


Oh well, you know what they say. No moose is good moose.
posted by Homeskillet Freshy Fresh at 2:11 AM on December 19, 2001


Norway has a special road sign for these occasions.
posted by frednorman at 4:17 AM on December 19, 2001


FWIW, Canada has similar signs, and for good reason.
posted by canoeguide at 4:43 AM on December 19, 2001


Maine man mauls moose meandering on motorway, massive mayhem makes many mildly mad.
posted by phalkin at 4:57 AM on December 19, 2001


Saddest story I've heard for a while. Let's see what other witty remarks we can make about the death of three people including a 7 month baby, one week before christmas.
posted by jeremias at 5:05 AM on December 19, 2001


North America's Most Dangerous Mammal.

Those people are lucky they didn't run into Bambi - he's the real danger.
posted by stuporJIX at 5:11 AM on December 19, 2001


If we let this terrible tragedy keep us from making jokes, the moose have already won.
posted by RylandDotNet at 5:13 AM on December 19, 2001


If we let this terrible tragedy keep us from making jokes, the moose have already won.

flying cervidae: 2
kester: 0
posted by quonsar at 5:42 AM on December 19, 2001


stuporJIX is right on the money. Deer are nothing but vermin with good marketing. You don't want to hit one with a motorcycle, no you don't.
posted by tommasz at 5:47 AM on December 19, 2001


From bangornews.com: ‘‘Watch for Moose in Roadway. There is one way you definitely don’t want to ‘‘see’’ a moose in Maine: by hitting it with your car. Moose-car accidents happen 600-700 times each year in Maine; from 0-6 people die as a result (the moose nearly always dies)."
posted by Carol Anne at 5:48 AM on December 19, 2001


Let's see what other witty remarks we can make about the death of three people including a 7 month baby, one week before christmas.

Oh fuck, I forgot, Christmas is coming so this is somehow more tragic than it already is.

Lighten up, Francis.
posted by jpoulos at 6:23 AM on December 19, 2001


North America's Most Dangerous Mammal.

Excluding homo sapiens, you mean.
posted by straight at 6:31 AM on December 19, 2001


Christmas is coming so this is somehow more tragic than it already is.

You insensitive clod! This brings back all those memories of Grandma getting run over by a reindeer.
*sniff*
posted by rodii at 6:33 AM on December 19, 2001


Just as an FYI, if you want to be that good Samaritan and are up on your first aid skills, your first priority should be making sure that you too are not a victim.

For highway accidents, do not pull up behind the accident, go past it and back up slowly on the shoulder to approach the accident, and use your hazard lights.

Above all, do not even think about moving the victims. If you are so trained, restart their breathing if it is stopped, stop their bleeding if any, restart their heart if that needs it, but do not move them.
posted by plinth at 6:36 AM on December 19, 2001


but do not move them.

Heh. As if I could move a moose.
posted by rodii at 6:43 AM on December 19, 2001


Warning: Graphic Photo!

I met Dr. Curve (Jim Roche, Outsider Art expert and BMW test driver) a few summers ago while he was visiting Maine from Florida. He told me his story about "vaporizing" a deer while travelling at a high rate of speed on a BMW motorcylce. Look here for a photo of the deer.
posted by anathema at 7:13 AM on December 19, 2001


How about them Moose goosers, Ain't they cluse?
Up in them boondocks, goosin' them moose
Goosin' them huge moose, goosin' them tiny,
Goosin them medlin' moose in they hinny!
Look at them Moose goosers, Ain't they dumb?
Some use an umbrella, some use they thumb.
Them obtuse Moose goosers, sneakin' through the woods,
pokin' they snoozey moose in they goods,
How to be a Moose gooser? It'll turn you puce;
Get your gooser loose, and rouse a drowsy moose!

(From Them Poems by Mason Williams)
posted by RylandDotNet at 7:44 AM on December 19, 2001


I wont stoop to a self link but I have my own moose-hitting story on my website.

Far from tragic, I'm married today because of it.
posted by bondcliff at 6:35 AM on December 20, 2001


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