vehicle slams into moose Friday night, no serious injuries to the people inside the car. Josh Casey photo

Car hits moose Friday night near Smithers

Crash leaves moose dead, vehicle with significant damage.

Two people were injured after a car slammed into a moose Friday night northwest of Smithers.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene on Hwy. 16 near Powell Frontage Rd. around 10:30 p.m. Friday, and found a vehicle with heavy damage to the front and roof of the car with the moose lying immediately behind the car. The moose, barely alive did not survive.

The driver, a 17-year-old woman and a 19-year-old male passenger were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

One occupant could be seen holding their head as they walked to a waiting ambulance.

Traffic on Hwy 16 was delayed by the crash for about an hour as emergency crews worked the scene.

RCMP are asking drivers to pay extra attention at night as animals are difficult to spot while crossing the road.

Editor’s Note: Smithers RCMP originally identified the 19-year-old male as the driver and the 17-year-old female as the passenger.

 

Just Posted

Search ends for Frances Brown

Smithers RCMP announce end to search for Brown, who went missing mushroom picking Oct. 14.

Searchers from across BC seek Frances Brown north of Smithers

Searchers from across the province look for Frances Brown who has been missing since Oct. 14.

Girls trying hockey double what was expected

Program is once a week until December and may lead to integrated teams or all-girls squads.

Fiddlers pull at the heartstrings

Photos from Oct. 14’s Alaria’s Fiddle by the Valley Youth Fiddlers.

New Hazelton attempted murder charge

New Hazelton RCMP arrested Ronald Fowler, 60. Alleged incident appears to have happened in Two Mile.

Justin Timberlake invited back to Super Bowl halftime show

A ‘wardrobe malfunction’ with Janet Jackson caused a national controversy during his last appearance

A scary box office weekend for everyone but Tyler Perry

‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’ scared up a healthy $21.7 million in its first weekend in theatres

Even as long-form census data returns, Statcan readies for day without it

Wednesday’s release is expected to show immigrants making up a larger share of the population

WATCH: 10,000 signatures gained to stop ‘no pets’ rental policy

Pets OK BC said about 1,700 animals were surrendered to the BC SPCA last year due to housing issues

Silver Creek reacts after remains found, man arrested

Neighbours of property where remains were found say man arrested was sweet and polite

VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey and a celebrities attend ‘B.C. Miracle Concert’

Fundraiser featured Foster, Steven Tyler, The Tenors, Matteo Bocelli, Laura Bretan, Carly Rae Jepsen

Human remains found at Silver Creek property

RCMP have been searching the property in the 2200 block of Salmon River Road for the past three days

Search ramps up for B.C. woman after dog, car found near Ashcroft

Jenny Lynn Larocque’s vehicle and dog were found in Venables Valley, but there is no sign of her

Most Read