After clearing vehicle shards from the road that could pop tires

After clearing vehicle shards from the road that could pop tires

Look out for wildlife on the road

Caving in the front end of a truck, an elk was killed, the morning of Thursday, May 19; not the first, or likely the last such incident of the year.

  • May. 23, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Caving in the front end of a truck, an elk was killed, the morning of Thursday, May 19; not the first, or likely the last such incident of the year.

Passers by noted that an elk killed on Highway 18 that morning appeared to be a pregnant cow.

“When I went there, the elk was gone and the crash was cleared,” local conservation officer Mark Kissinger said, adding that with traffic accidents there’s typically little follow-up.

Lake Cowichan RCMP Cpl. Krista Hobday said that wildlife incidents are at about average numbers, this year.