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.