Each dot in the map below represents a car crash involving a moose between Sept. 1, 2017, and Sept. 1, 2018, according to police reports and data from the Maine Department of Transportation.

There were 251 moose-car collisions for this period – a slight decline from the 291 crashes during the same period in 2016-2017.

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


All crashes
Crashes with incapacitating injuries
Crashes with non-incapacitating injuries or possible injuries
Crashes causing only property damage
Daytime crashes
(6 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Evening crashes
(6 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Nighttime crashes
(10 p.m. to 6 a.m.)
SOURCES: MaineDOT and OpenStreetMap
INTERACTIVE: Julia McCue and Christian MilNeil

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

Moose crashes are most likely to happen in the evening hours, especially between 7 and 9 p.m.:

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