Friday, June 27, 2008

Timmins children rescued after moose-car crash

Timmins Firefighters used the jaws-of-life rescue tool to remove a full grown moose from the front seat, and a young girl and a young boy from the back seat of this wreck on Highway 101 west of Timmins, early Thursday morning. The crash occurred about 10 kilometres west of the Highway 144 turnoff. The collision forced the animal through the windshield and into the car.
The driver of the vehicle was the childrens’ father. Full details were not available at press time, but police say the injuries were serious but not life threatening. All three were transported to Timmins and District Hospital for treatment.
OPP are urging caution for summer travelers this weekend as moose on the highways are still a significant danger, especially at night.

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