LINCOLN, Maine — A three-car crash occurred on Interstate 95 on Wednesday, night after two moose wandered onto the highway, according to Maine State Police.

A man driving north near mile marker 223 saw a moose in the driving lane of the roadway and tried to avoid a collision by moving over into the passing lane, according to Trooper Ben Campbell.

“Unfortunately, there was a moose in that lane as well, and he struck that moose,” Campbell said shortly after clearing the scene.

“The moose came to a rest in the driving lane,” and the driver was able to pull into the median and turn on his hazard lights after the approximately 5:30 p.m. collision, Campbell said.

However, a van carrying seven people from Prince Edward Island that came upon the scene and slowed quickly to avoid the mess was struck from behind by a woman driving a Volkswagen Beetle.

“She has a broken nose, cuts to the face and a severely swollen eye,” Campbell said of the driver of the van. “Pretty much everyone in the van complained of some sort of neck pain and one was transported [to the hospital] for neck pain.”

The man who hit the moose did not require medical care.

The van was drivable, but the vehicle that hit the moose and the Volkswagen had to be towed, the trooper said.