LANG TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) - Police say two-time Olympic gold medalist and Maine resident Seth Wescott got an up close introduction to a moose this week.
Franklin County Sheriff's Department Lt. David Rackliffe says 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 tells 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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