river Who Hit Moose On Hwy. 395 Taken To Hospital Via Medstar - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Driver Who Hit Moose On Hwy. 395 Taken To Hospital Via Medstar

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The Washington State Patrol responded to a vehicle that hit a moose Tuesday night in Stevens County. The Washington State Patrol responded to a vehicle that hit a moose Tuesday night in Stevens County.
The Washington State Patrol responded to a vehicle that hit a moose Tuesday night in Stevens County. The Washington State Patrol responded to a vehicle that hit a moose Tuesday night in Stevens County.
STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. -

UPDATE: The driver has been identified as 67-year-old William Watersman of Valley, Washington. His injuries are non-life threatening. He was driving a 1994 Subaru Legacy, the vehicle was totaled.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Washington State Patrol responded to a vehicle that hit a moose Tuesday night in Stevens County. 

The collision happened on Highway 395 about 7 miles north of Loon Lake. 

Authorities say that a male driver in his 60's was heading south on Hwy. 395 when he struck a female moose. The driver ended up losing consciousness and the vehicle rolled onto it's side.

The male driver had to be extricated and was then flown by Medstar to Sacred Heart with non-life threatening injuries.

The moose weighed 1,200 pounds and was removed by the Loon Lake Food Bank, they will take the carcass and turn it into meat.

Troopers say the driver is extremely lucky to be alive.

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