June 18, 2018
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Moose crash derails Van Buren ambulance run; no one hurt

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff

CONNOR — An ambulance driver escaped becoming a patient himself after an

evening collision with a moose.

The crash occurred just before 8 p.m. Monday on Route 1, Houlton police Sgt. Josh Haines said late Tuesday.

According to Haines, Benjamin Zetterman, 29, of Van Buren was southbound in a 2006 Ford ambulance owned by the town of Van Buren. He and another ambulance attendant were transferring a patient.

As the ambulance approached the intersection with the Jemtland Road, a moose stepped into the road and was struck by the vehicle.

Neither of the two ambulance attendants nor the elderly patient suffered any injuries from the crash, according to Haines.

The ambulance had minor front-end damage but was able to be driven from the scene.

Trooper Dan Marquis was the investigating officer.

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