DEER LAKE Police say a truck driver is lucky to be alive after he hit a moose on the Trans-Canada Highway just west of the Howley exit.
The driver suffered only minor injuries and was able to walk away from the overturned vehicle, which was destroyed when it went off the road just past 5 a.m. Thursday morning. The 51-year-old male driver from the Conception Bay South area swerved to avoid the moose but still hit it, causing him to lose control and veer into the opposing lane and into the ditch beyond.
He had been carrying a load of beer, which was spilling from the trailer. The driver was taken to Western Memorial Hospital in Corner Brook where he was treated for minor injuries.