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Police Officer Crashes into Moose While on the Way to Another Moose Accident

| July 9, 2014

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Cyr Plantation: A police officer was injured in a moose-car collision while responding to another moose-car collision in the same town late Tuesday night.  Trooper Dennis Quint was responding to a crash on Route 1 in Cyr Plantation, when a moose darted out into the road and collided with his cruiser.  Quint sustained cuts to his head and hand.  He was transported to Cary Medical Center where he was treated and released.  Quint had been on his way to help 26 year old Melissa Martin of Van Buren who had also hit a moose.  Martin and her passenger 30 year old Darlene Dias, also of Van Buren, were transported to Cary Medical Center where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.  Early Tuesday morning, a man was killed on Interstate 95 in Howland when his van struck a moose.  State Police say the animals are on the move and will suddenly dart into the road during the summer months to escape insects.   In addition because of their dark coloring, moose are virtually invisible at night and drivers should use high beams and be on the lookout for them.

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