14-year-old driver crashes into moose in Cataldo


by KREM.com


Posted on May 29, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 1:58 PM

CATALDO, Idaho-- A 5-year-old boy was still recovering in the hospital Tuesday evening after the car he was riding in hit a moose over the weekend. Investigators say the child's fourteen-year old uncle was behind the wheel.

Emergency crews transported six people to local hospitals after a young driver collided with a moose in Cataldo.

Ryan Comesatnight, 14, was headed westbound on I-90 around 9:15 p.m. Saturday when a moose walked onto the road.

Comesatnight attempted to avoid it but collided with the animal. The moose’s head went straight through the windshield and into the passenger side of the of the 1993 Cadillac Deville.

Four of the five passengers, including two five-year-old boys, suffered injuries. The driver escaped unharmed. Medics took one of the five year olds to Sacred Heart in Spokane. The driver and the other passengers were taken to Shoshone Medical Center.

Police say they aren’t sure if any one was wearing seatbelts, but they do know both young boys were not in safety seats.

As of Tuesday, one of the 5-year-old boys was in satisfactory condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He was hit by the moose' head.

Ryan said on his facebook page that his nephew has a fractured skull.

ISP is handling the investigation. They have not disclosed whether or not Comesatnight was legally able to drive.