PATTEN, Maine — Two Sherman women were lucky to escape without a scratch when their sport utility vehicle slammed into a moose on Route 11 late Monday.
Kayla Stevens, 20, and passenger Jennifer Pipes, 22, were headed south on Route 11 at about 11:20 p.m. when a moose ran in front of their SUV and hit the right front corner and the right side of the windshield, Penobscot County Sheriff’s Deputy David Duplisea said.
“The area of the car that got hit was far enough over to the right so that it [the moose] didn’t come in through the windshield,” Duplisea said Tuesday. “Anytime anybody is involved with a moose accident, they are lucky to walk away.”
The accident occurred in the southbound lane near Happy Corner Road.
The moose limped off from the accident scene and was caught and put down in woods nearby, Duplisea said.
The Ford Explorer had about $5,000 in damage to its front end, he said.