Ambulance hits moose ({{commentsTotal}})

Moose crossing the Tallinn-Narva highway (image is illustrative).
Moose crossing the Tallinn-Narva highway (image is illustrative). Source: (Eesti Meedia/Scanpix)

An ambulance collided with a moose in Jõgeva County's Mustvee area on Wednesday afternoon. A woman driving in the ambulance was injured.

The accident happened at exactly 4:56 p.m., the Police and Border Guard (PPA) reported. The ambulance was driving along the Jõhvi-Tartu-Valga highway when four moose crossed it at the 89th kilometer mark.

The ambulance collided with one of the animals. A 57-year-old woman driving in the ambulance was injured and later taken to the University of Tartu Clinic.

Traffic accidents involving moose are a fairly common phenomenon in Estonia. A grown animal on average stands 1.4 to 2.1 m high at the shoulder and can weigh anywhere from 200 to 700 kg, depending on sex and age.

Because of the animals' size and weight, collisions involving moose can result in very serious accidents.

Editor: Dario Cavegn



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