PLYMOUTH, Maine (WABI) - Two people were injured and a portion of the interstate had to be shut down Wednesday night after several cars crashed into a moose.
Authorities say around 8:30 a car driving south on 95 near Plymouth hit a moose that was in the middle of the road.
That vehicle went off the road and into the woods.
The two people in that car were hurt.
A LifeFlight helicopter had to land on the interstate to transport one of them to the hospital.
The other was taken by ambulance, neither persons injuries are thought to be life threatening.
5 other vehicles hit the same moose.
No one else was injured, but the vehicles were damaged.
"Moose are very hard to see," said Maine State Police Trooper Brian Bean, "They are high first of all, their bodies are dark so you can't see them at night. So it's pretty important you take care while you're operating at night because they can pop out of anywhere."
That portion of the interstate was shut down for around an hour.
It reopened around 10:30.