June 19, 2018
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Two injured in car, moose collision

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff

CASTLE HILL — Two Aroostook County men escaped serious injury Tuesday evening after their vehicle collided with a moose on Route 163 in Castle Hill.

The accident happened just after 11 p.m., according to State Police Sgt. Brian Harris.

Jason Madore, 28, of Winterville was headed westbound on Route 163 in his 2000 Hyundai when two moose ran into the road, Harris said.

Madore successfully avoided the first moose, but could not avoid the second.

His vehicle struck the animal, which vaulted over the hood onto the windshield and roof of the car.

Madore’s passenger, Shawn Babin, 32, of Fort Kent suffered a broken wrist and a head injury in the accident. Madore suffered cuts and bruises from the collision. Both were wearing their seat belts.

Madore and Babin were taken to The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle by Crown Ambulance.

The injuries were not life threatening, police said.

Madore’s vehicle had approximately $4,000 damage from the collision.

Trooper Shawn Whalen investigated the incident. He was assisted at the scene by Crown Ambulance and the Mapleton Fire Department.

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