A Skowhegan man is expected to recover after his car hit a moose on Route 15 in Monson, police said.

David Richards, 52, the director of the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan, was driving north on Route 15 on July 3 when a moose walked in front of his Hyundai sedan, said Guy Dow, an investigator for the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office.

The moose landed in the car and was killed as a result of injuries suffered in the accident, he said.

Richards, who suffered cuts and bruises to his head, was taken to Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital in Greenville, Dow said. A nursing supervisor said Tuesday that he was no longer at the hospital.

The vehicle was destroyed in the accident, Dow said.

Co-workers say they expected Richards to take some time to recover from his injuries.

“I know he is going to be out of the library for a while,” said John Taylor, a museum assistant at the library. “He has a few broken bones, cuts and bruises; but we do expect him to be OK.”

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368

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