ANDOVER — A local teenager was injured by flying glass Tuesday morning when the car she was driving collided with a moose on Route 5, Oxford County Deputy Sheriff Josh Wyman said Wednesday afternoon.

Hali Barter, 18, was taken by Med-Care Ambulance to Rumford Hospital for treatment, Wyman said.

“A moose ran out in front of her, and she couldn’t avoid it, and her windshield glass shattered and struck her all over,” Wyman said. “Speed wasn’t a factor. This was just an accident. It was what I would characterize a bad crash because there was quite a bit of damage to the car and the moose was killed on the spot.”

Wyman said that shortly before 8:13 a.m. Tuesday, Barter was driving a white 2005 Volvo on South Main Street (Route 5) toward Rumford when she struck the moose in the 1100 block of South Main Street.

He said he didn’t know how much the moose weighed but believed it was 2 years old. Wyman said the moose struck the windshield and slid up and over the top of the Volvo.

The demolished Volvo was towed by Adley’s Auto Sales of Rumford.

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