Five cars were heavily damaged or destroyed in collisions with moose this week in northern Franklin County, but only one person was reported injured, according to police.

One moose ran off and the other four were killed in the accidents, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department weekly report.

About 500 moose-automobile crashes are reported annually in Maine; two people were killed in collisions with them last year.

On Tuesday, a car hit a moose on Route 27 in Wyman Township. The car was destroyed and the moose ran off into the woods.

On Wednesday, a car hit a moose on Route 4 in Sandy River Plantation. The moose was killed and the pickup truck was totaled. Later that day, a car hit a moose in Chain of Ponds Township on Route 27. The driver was injured but refused treatment.

On Thursday, a car hit a moose on Route 16 in Coplin Plantation. The car was heavily damaged and the moose died.

Today, a car hit a moose on Route 4 in Rangeley Plantation. The car was heavily damaged and the moose died.

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