When driving in the state of Maine, whether on the freeway or on back roads, you will see many warning signs about potential deer and moose crossing the road. Collisions with deer and moose can be fatal to both the animal and the driver. These signs are there to increase your vigilance and are essential to limit accidents with animals. Unfortunately for a Maine Turnpike driver, there was no warning about the horrific incident that happened near Exit 19 in Wells when they came face to face with a bald eagle on the road .
WARNING: THE EMBEDDED VIDEO BELOW MAY BE TOO GRAPHIC FOR SOME
Shared on Reddit by Meat_Boye, the video is short and shows the unfortunate collision between a driver and a bald eagle on the freeway. it looks like the bald eagle got caught in a draft on a very windy day. The eagle ended up low near the road and according to the video there was simply nothing the driver could do to avoid colliding with the majestic bird.
If you can handle the video again, you will notice the driver swerving between two lanes in an attempt to avoid the bald eagle. Despite the ugly ending for the bald eagle, this collision could have been a lot worse for the driver and / or other drivers if the highway had been more congested at that time.
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