State Police remind you that moose and deer are very active right now, especially in the evening hours.  On Thursday evening alone, State Troopers responded to 7 collisions involving moose or deer in the Aroostook County area.


Here’s how the report from Sgt. Brian Harris of the Maine State Police looked for Thursday evening:

8:50 p.m. – Trooper Carman Lilley responded to a car/deer crash in Hersey.  Terry Sandusky, 58, of Mapleton was traveling north on I-95 in a 2010 Ford car when a deer crossed the highway in front of him. Sandusky could not avoid the deer and struck it.  Sandusky was wearing his seat belt and was not injured in the crash.

9:22 p.m.  23-year-old Stephanie Boisclair of Rhode Island was northbound on Route 1 in Connor in her 1998 Jeep when she struck a moose.  Boisclair sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Cary Medical Center by Caribou Ambulance.  Boisclair was wearing a seat belt.  Trooper Andrew Levesque and U.S. Border Patrol responded to the accident.

9:35 p.m. – Trooper Carman Lilley responded to a car/moose crash in Stacyville.  Deborah Porter, age 55 of Patten was headed north on Route 11 in a 2001 Chrysler car when two moose entered the roadway.  Porter was able to avoid one moose but struck the second one.  Porter was wearing her seat belt and was not injured.

10:48 p.m. – Trooper Chris Cyr responded to a car/moose collision on Route 1 in Frenchville.  Leo Bouley, age 59 of Fort Kent was driving his 2005 Dodge car when a moose entered the roadway in front of him.  Mr. Bouley was uninjured in the crash.

10:55 p.m. – Trooper Jill Monahan responded to an accident involving a moose on Route 1 in Bridgewater.  23-year-old Benjamin LeBlanc of Mapleton was northbound in his 2007 Chevrolet truck when a moose crossed in front of him.  LeBlanc was not able to avoid the moose and struck it.  LeBlanc was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured in the crash.

State troopers responded to two other car/moose crashes Thursday evening in which the drivers were not injured and there was no reportable damage to their vehicles.

Maine State Police urge you to use extra caution when driving, especially at night, that you are mindful of your speed and please wear your seat belt.