20 Aug 2014
83° Partly Cloudy
Patch Instagram photo by ermyceap
Patch Instagram photo by taratesimu
Patch Instagram photo by taratesimu
Patch Instagram photo by lilyava299
Patch Instagram photo by _mollfairhurst
Patch Instagram photo by thecontemporaryhannah
Patch Instagram photo by lucyketch
Patch Instagram photo by laurabarreto87
Patch Instagram photo by lghtwght

Georgia Motorcyclist Meets Back End of Moose in Vermont

Cristina Hansen of Dallas, Ga., sustained minor injuries when her Harley collided with the moose near Lunenburg, VT

Georgia Motorcyclist Meets Back End of Moose in Vermont

A Georgia woman suffered minor injuries after she and her motorcycle collided with a moose in Vermont.

The Vermont State Police said Cristina Hansen, 44, of Dallas, Ga., was travelling on U.S. Highway 2 near Lunenburg, VT, around 9 p.m. on June 16, when her Harley-Davidson “clipped the back end of a moose” that was sticking out in the roadway.

Hansen, who was wearing a helmet, was treated for her injuries Weeks Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, NH. The motorcycle also received minor damage.

The  Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says moose can grow to 1,000 pounds or more.

There was no word on the moose’s condition.

Moose-vehicle collisions are common (around 100 per year) in Vermont, particularly this time of year, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, which also says the Highway 2 area near Lunenburg is a peak area for moose sightings in the spring. As of 2013, 18 people had died in Vermont in moose-car accidents since 1985.



Share This Article