Saskatchewan

Car hits moose, catches on fire

A car ran into a moose and burst into flames on Sunday night, but the driver escaped with only minor injuries.

Driver, 28, receives minor injuries

A car ran into a moose and burst into flames on Sunday night, but the driver escaped with only minor injuries.

The crash happened north of the town of Hanley, Sask. around 9:30 p.m. CST.

After the car hit the moose, the vehicle caught on fire, but the driver was able to get out on his own, MD Ambulance said.

He was taken for treatment to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, which is about 60 kilometres north of Hanley.

The ambulance service says it has responded to 13 crashes involving large wildlife this summer. In the summer of 2011, there were 11 such crashes.