We’ve all been there, or know somebody who’s been there…
We’re talking about a deer running right in front of your car, and absolutely obliterating your front end and windshield, as well as the deer.
It’s a terrible feeling, and always costs a pretty penny.
For these unlucky folks in Finland, they ran into a similar situation. Except they didn’t hit a deer, they hit a massive, 1,000 pound moose that was scampering straight across an incredibly busy highway… in the rain.
Of course, moose are much, much larger than deer so you always run the risk of injuring the driver, or persons in the vehicle, as well.
The collision caused significant damage to the car, and sent the moose flying through the air, flipping like Simone Biles, and it even clipped the car in the next lane that caught the whole thing on dashcam footage.
The collision resulted in a child leaving the scene with minor injuries, however the moose wasn’t quite as lucky. Unfortunately, the moose died from the injuries of the brutal impact.
These kinds of moose collisions are more common in places like Canada, Alaska, and Maine, as well as Scandinavian countries like Finland and Sweden.
Moose are very common all throughout Finland, with the exception of bare mountaintops where there really isn’t much for a moose to eat.
Moose Leaps Over Car, Avoiding Serious Crash
Moose can be a big problem for motorists.
They are just so big, weighing up to 1,500-pounds, that they can really do some damage to a vehicle. And because they stand so tall, most vehicles will hit the right in the legs causing them to land on (or through) the windshield.
Needless to say, if you live in moose country, you want to avoid a collision at all costs.
Sometimes it’s unavoidable, however, it’s rare that a driver makes it away this lucky. But then again, it’s also rare that a moose is running down the street in an urban area.
A dashcam captured this bizarre scene which appears to be somewhere in Russia, when a car starts to pull out into an intersection and you see a moose out of nowhere cut right for the car.
The car breaks hard and the moose takes a huge leap, narrowly clearing the car completely. It slides off the roof of the car and crashes down to the pavement, before picking itself back up and running off.
I mean, I’m sure there could be a few scratches from its hoofs dragging, and the moose probably came out with a scrape or bruise or two. But with no serious injuries to the moose, and no major damage to the car… it’s a success.