Driver Survives Collision with Moose
Peter Avery was driving home at 3:30 am on Route 2 in Massachusetts on Wednesday when he struck a moose. After the collision he swerved and then was rear-ended by a truck. Peter Avery survived, the 500 lb moose died on impact. Looking at Avery's car it is amazing that he is alive, with two black eyes, and a laceration on his forehead, a hoof mark on his bicep and a smile on his face.
Avery did not want to be taken to the hospital by responders. He was on the phone with his wife after the accident telling her he didn't want to go. She got on the phone with an EMT and told them to take him to the hospital because he was not talking normally, but babbling. Avery's wife was able to make it to the hospital before Avery. Avery received scans and tests at the hospital and then was released. “The moral of the story is — wear your seat belt,” said Mrs. Avery. “If he didn't have it on, he would have been ejected out of the car. He would not be alive without that seat belt. Only one in five people that hit a moose at high impact survive.” From Worcester Telegram and Gazette.