Emergency crews were called to the scene of a moose versus car collision just south of Ponoka on Highway 2 Friday

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a moose versus car collision just south of Ponoka on Highway 2 Friday

Collision with moose closes Highway 2 south of Ponoka

A young family of four had their thanksgiving plans cut short after a moose walked into the path of their vehicle.

A young family of four had their thanksgiving plans cut short after a moose walked into the path of their vehicle.

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a collision with a moose on the evening of Friday Oct. 10 on Highway 2 just south of Ponoka.

Two adults and two children were in a white Buick sedan northbound on Highway 2 just before the Ponoka turnoff when the moose crossed the road and entered the path of the car. The Buick then rolled into the median.

The 24-year-old female passenger suffered serious injuries and was transported by STARS Air Ambulance to Edmonton while the 24-year-old driver and his children — one three-year-old child and the other under one-year-old — were taken to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre with undetermined injuries. The northbound lanes were closed for some time to allow STARS to land.

The moose died as a result of the collision.