Moose runs into car on Route 30

A moose is dead after it collided with a truck on state Route 30 in McColloms Monday evening, according to State Police.

Scott A. Grant, 23, of Norwood was heading to work, driving south on state Route 30 in a Ford pickup truck, when the male moose ran into the driver’s side of the truck. He said he had seen another moose on the road a couple of miles beforehand but only saw this one 3 feet before it hit his truck.

He said his truck is “smashed up” but that he is doing well and was not hurt.

State Police Troop B spokeswoman Trooper Jennifer Fleishman said troopers responded around 9:30 p.m.

Fleishman said the moose was injured when troopers arrived. They shot it, which is standard procedure when an animal is injured.

“If they’re injured at all, then we have to dispatch them,” Fleishman said. “That’s the humane thing to do.”

Grant said a state Department of Environmental Conservation officer at the scene guessed the moose to be around 2 years old.

Fleishman said moose collisions are rare. There were no tickets issued, and Grant’s truck was towed by R & L Towing of Vermontville.