Driver in critical condition after colliding with moose, calf

A woman is in critical condition after colliding with a moose and its calf on state Route 40 near Daniel's Canyon Saturday night, officials said. Photo Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah, June 3, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A woman is in critical condition after her car collided with a moose and its calf on State Route 40 near Daniel’s Canyon Saturday night.

A red Pontiac Bonneville was traveling eastbound on SR-40 in the area of milepost 31 at approximately 11:20 p.m. when the incident occurred, according to a news release from the Utah Highway Patrol.

“The driver of the Bonneville hit a moose and its calf that were standing in the roadway,” the news release said.

The driver, a 47-year-old female, was unresponsive on the scene when medical personnel and police arrived. The driver was flown by LifeFlight to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo.

As of Sunday morning, the driver is still unconscious and in critical condition, officials said. She has multiple internal injuries, the most serious being bleeding on the brain.

The moose and the calf did not survive.

The collision caused severe damage to the front end and roof of the Pontiac.

During the investigation, witnesses stated that they observed the vehicle driving recklessly and at high rates of speed prior to the crash. Impairment is suspected and is being investigated as a contributing factor in the crash.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.



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