Vehicle heavily damaged after colliding with bear near Halifax
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.”
Police have reminded Halifax residents that black bears are plentiful in Nova Scotia and do venture out onto roads.