The collision happened when one car struck a moose calf and a second vehicle slammed into the rear end of the first one as it came to a stop, driving that car into a ditch. The driver of the first car was taken to hospital with injuries that were not considered serious while the occupant of the second car was unharmed. Emergency officials had to deal with the cow that was wandering close by looking for its deceased calf. The cow eventually crossed the highway. Debris from the collision was spread over the two lanes of highway and only one lane was left open for traffic to travel through. Emergency officials on scene credited seatbelts and airbags for the low level of injuries but also commented on the fact that drivers refused to reduce their speed in the area as they dealt with the incident.