August 30, 2013

Maine Olympian Wescott's van collides with moose

The snowboarder is not hurt but damage to the van is estimated at $3,000 to $4,000.

The Associated Press

LANG TOWNSHIP — Police say two-time Olympic gold medalist and Maine resident Seth Wescott was not injured when his van collided with a moose this week.

Franklin County Sheriff's Department Lt. David Rackliffe said Wescott was driving on Route 16 in Lang Township near his home in rural western Maine just after 1 a.m. Thursday when a moose ran out of the woods and struck the left side of the Olympian's van.

Rackliffe told the Sun Journal the 37-year-old Wescott, of Carrabassett Valley, was not hurt and the moose returned to the woods.

Damage to the van, however, is estimated at $3,000 to $4,000.

Wescott won gold medals in the snowboard cross in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics.

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