Occupants escape vehicle just before it catches fire following moose-vehicle collision

Whitbourne, Newfoundland and Labrador – On May 26, 2019, at approximately 10:20 p.m., Whitbourne RCMP were called to attend a single-vehicle collision with a moose.

The two occupants were able to escape from the vehicle just before it caught fire. When police, fire and ambulance attended the scene the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames.

Moose-vehicle collision near Whitbourne causes vehicle fire; occupants escaped with minor injuries.
Moose-vehicle collision near Whitbourne causes vehicle fire; occupants escaped with minor injuries.

Both occupants were transported, via ambulance, to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The Trans-Canada Highway was impassable for approximately an hour and a half while emergency service workers put out the blaze and removed the vehicle and moose from the scene.

Whitbourne RCMP
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