Each dot in the map below represents a car crash involving a moose between Sept. 1, 2015, and Sept. 1, 2016, according to data from the Maine Department of Transportation.

There were 305 moose-car collisions for this period. Forty-three of those crashes caused injury to the driver, including one fatality. These figures are down slightly from the 327 crashes reported during the same period for the previous year.

Mouse over the points in the map for additional details from police reports about each crash.


All crashes
Fatal crashes
Crashes with incapacitating injuries
Crashes with non-incapacitating injuries
Crashes causing only property damage
Daytime crashes
(6 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Evening crashes
(6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Nighttime crashes
(8 p.m. to 6 a.m.)
SOURCES: MaineDOT, OpenStreetMap and MapZen
INTERACTIVE: Julia McCue and Christian MilNeil

Car-moose collisions are least common in the winter, and most common in June:

In 2016, moose crashes happened most frequently from 8 to 10 p.m.:

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