Seatbelt not worn in fatal moose collision
RCMP say a man killed in a weekend collision in western Newfoundland when his vehicle struck a moose had not been wearing a seatbelt.
The 29-year-old Stephenville Crossing man was pronounced dead at the scene late Saturday night.
"It was a hard impact on the moose. It was pushed up the road a ways, and the guts had spilled out. It was a violent impact," said Const. Burns Anderson.
When the police arrived on the scene, Anderson said, they found a woman, 26, distraught on the highway.
The woman, who had been in the passenger seat, was treated at hospital and released.
"Unfortunately, the driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time," Anderson told CBC News.
Anderson added that road conditions at the time were good. The RCMP is still investigating whether other factors may have played a role in the collision.