St. John Valley

Van Buren woman injured when car, moose collide

This 1999 Subaru, driven by Jacklyne Girard of Van Buren, struck a moose Wednesday night on U.S. Route 1 in the Cyr/Connor area. (Contributed photo)

A Van Buren woman was transported to Cary Medical Center in Caribou for treatment of injuries that were not considered life threatening on Wednesday evening after her vehicle struck a moose on Route 1 in Connor Township.

Jacklyne Girard, 29, of Van Buren, was traveling north in her 1999 Subaru at about 8:30 p.m. when a moose ran into the roadway and struck the front of her vehicle, according to the release from Cpl. Chuck Michaud.

The animal crashed into the windshield and pushed it and the roof of the car nearly as far back as the second row seat area, Michaud reported.  

Caribou Fire and Ambulance personnel removed Girard from the vehicle and transported her to the hospital. Officials at Cary Medical Center said Thursday morning that Girard was no longer a patient at the hospital.

The vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

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