Silver Ridge man crashes vehicle after swerving to avoid moose

HOULTON, Maine — A man in Silver Ridge Township was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after swerving his vehicle to avoid hitting a moose, Maine State Police said.

Henry Spurlock, 39, of Silver Ridge was traveling eastward on Pond Road in the town at around 2 p.m. on May 25, when he suddenly saw a moose on the road and swerved his vehicle, a 1994 Mazda pickup that was towing a small utility trailer to avoid the animal, according to the police report.

Spurlock then lost control of the vehicle as it rolled onto its side and struck a rock, finally coming to rest in a forested area.

Following officers’ arrival onto the scene, Spurlock was transported to Millinocket Regional Hospital by a Patten ambulance to have his injuries treated, police said.

Spurlock was wearing his seatbelt.

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