The moose is loose, or at least it was until Utah Division Wildlife Resource officers corralled it and then shot it with a tranquilizer dart after it wandered onto a Brigham Young University parking lot. But what are the odds that it would still manage to run through a barricade and then collapse onto two vehicles?
One of the vehicles, a Toyota Yaris, sustained $1,500 in damage, but according to the story out of the Deseret News, the state senior claims adjuster, senior claims manager and one of the state attorneys general got together and “decided unanimously there was no lawful basis to pay the claims.” Apparently, it was such a strange case that it didn’t fit into any category that would merit coverage.
The owner of the Yaris was mightily ticked that the state refused to compensate her for the damage, but a local body shop owner, Dave Adams of Adams G/3 Collision Auto Repair in Orem, Utah, came to the rescue and offered to fix both vehicles for free.
“I realized it was a no-win situation for everybody,” Adams told the Deseret News. “The moose was at fault. When I saw the damage on the vehicles, (I knew it would be) a mountain for somebody but a molehill for me.”
To read the full story in the Deseret News, click HERE.