The OPP is reminding drivers to be on the lookout for moose after a driver struck one over the weekend, leaving them with minor injuries.
OPP responded to a call on Sunday, April 24, shortly after 9 PM, in South Algonquin and was assisted by the District of Nipissing Paramedics and South Algonquin Firefighters.
The incident occurred on Highway 127 near McKenzie Lake Road. The 24-year-old driver from Maynooth was transported to hospital with minor injuries, while the passengers of the vehicle were unharmed. The vehicle was towed.
Provincial Constable Catherine Yarmel says they were travelling northbound on the highway when they struck a moose that was crossing the road.
Police are urging people to head the moose warning signs, and actively scan the sides and ditches of roads for signs of wildlife. They say forests and waterways are the most likely places for a collision, as that is their natural habitat. They also ask motorists to drive at a safe speed.
With files from Trevor Smith-Millar