Each dot in the map below represents a car crash involving a moose between Sept. 1, 2016, and Sept. 1, 2017, according to data from the Maine Department of Transportation.

There were 291 moose-car collisions for this period – a slight decline from the 305 crashes during the same period in 2015-16. Forty-seven of those crashes caused injury to the driver, including one fatality that occurred on I-95 in Howland.

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
INTERACTIVE: Julia McCue and Christian MilNeil

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

In 2017, moose crashes happened most frequently in the evening hours from 7 to 9 p.m.:

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