Police: Passengers Injured After Car Strikes Moose in Goshen
Have you ever seen a Moose near a roadway in real life? It's terrifying. They tower over your vehicle. It happened to me for the first time ever last year while Mrs. Large and I were up in New Hampshire. At first I thought it was a truck on the side of the road, but it moved as we were getting closer. The first thought in my head was, if anyone slams into that thing with a vehicle, they're dead.
Unfortunately, someone hit a Moose with their vehicle in Goshen late Saturday night. The good news is, all of the passengers and the driver survived, the Moose? Unfortunately, the moose didn't make it.
According to the Connecticut State Police, at 9:39 PM Saturday night, May 1, 2021, Allyson Burton of Farnham Ave in Torrington was traveling Northbound on Route 272 in Goshen near the intersection of Route 263 in her 2011 Subaru Legacy, when she struck a Moose that had appeared in the roadway.
Burton had four passengers with her in her vehicle, including a young child. Burton, one of the passengers, and the child all reported possible injuries and were transported to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital by Goshen EMS. The two other passengers in the vehicle reported no injuries and the vehicle was towed away from the scene.
Moose may stand over 6 feet tall at the shoulders and can weigh up to 1,400 pounds. Burton and her passengers are very lucky to escape with minor injuries, it could have been much worse.