Moose-Motorcycle Collisions

Christopher L. Schaiberger, Robert Harbaugh, Steven M. Toutant, David W. Roberts

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To the Editor: We would like to report our experience in New Hampshire with a hitherto unreported phenomenon: head trauma secondary to moose-motorcycle collisions. At 9:30 p.m. on May 5, 1981, a 17-year-old man riding a motorcycle struck a 300-lb (136-kg) cow moose. He was found unconscious at the scene and was transferred to our institution. Evaluation revealed a basilar skull fracture, purposeful movements, and groaning verbalization, without eye opening, in response to noxious stimuli. He had a right hemiparesis, and CT scanning showed a small left intracerebral hematoma without midline shift. The patient was followed up with serial neurologic. . .

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)590-591
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Sep 3 1981


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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Schaiberger, C. L., Harbaugh, R., Toutant, S. M., & Roberts, D. W. (1981). Moose-Motorcycle Collisions. New England Journal of Medicine, 305(10), 590-591.