Video shows moose struck by SUV on Highway 9 in Summit County
A graphic video posted last week shows a sports utility vehicle colliding with a moose on Highway 9 north of Silverthorne. The moose, which was tossed into the air, reportedly “limped off slowly into the bushes,” the person who recorded the video wrote.
She had pulled off on the side of the road with several other cars to watch two moose crossing the highway. The Denver Post reported Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers tracked the moose for over a mile, and believe it survived the impact.
The collision is one of several to take place along Highway 9, known as a wildlife corridor with animal crossings frequently throughout the year. The Colorado Department of Transportation reported wildlife migrating through the valley have caused more than 600 accidents in the past 20 years.
To mitigate this, CDOT, the county and several individual donors are putting down $52 million to add five wildlife underpasses and two overpasses along the 11-mile stretch of highway between Silverthorne and Kremmling.
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