Ve­hi­cle heav­ily dam­aged af­ter col­lid­ing with bear near Hal­i­fax

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Hal­i­fax po­lice have is­sued a re­minder to mo­torists about wildlife on roads af­ter a ve­hi­cle struck a bear in Fall River.

The RCMP say the col­li­sion hap­pened on Hwy. 118 at 11 p.m. Wed­nes­day near Exit 14.

The mo­torist struck a bear on the busy stretch of road, caus­ing ex­ten­sive dam­age to the ve­hi­cle.

The bear wasn’t lo­cated when po­lice ar­rived, and the driver wasn’t hurt.

“Deer, bears, ducks, rac­coons, among other wildlife, are reasons for mo­torists to take steps to stay safe,” a RCMP re­lease said on Thurs­day.

“Keep a sharp eye for wildlife, es­pe­cially dur­ing night time. By tak­ing safety pre­cau­tions, driv­ers can re­duce risks and help save lives — of peo­ple and wildlife.”

VA­LERIE DO­MAINE/THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

Po­lice have re­minded Hal­i­fax res­i­dents that black bears are plen­ti­ful in Nova Sco­tia and do ven­ture out onto roads.

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