Letters: Deer died in agony

Driver who hit deer sped off, leaving clean up to others

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 6:25 a.m.  as I was making my way to the bus stop at the Sooke Park’n Ride, a young buck began its attempt to cross the street. I use the term “street” loosely as this now has the appearance of a major highway with speeds to match.

The deer was struck (even though it waited for several cars to pass by prior to his stepping onto the roadway) by a westbound vehicle, which proceeded to push the animal into the oncoming lane until the body dislodged from the vehicle and fell down the embankment. The car then returned to the right hand lane, and sped off heading into Sooke.

I really would like to know what is wrong with people? This individual just took off, with no regard to the damage they had just done. As a witness to this event, I will never get the vision of the poor animal being hit as you drove off into the distance. You couldn’t even stop long enough to make a call for help for the animal. My guess is you saw other people around and assumed that we’d take care of it…  which we did, or you just plain don’t care.

I understand this is a problem of living here, but it doesn’t really have to be if drivers would be more careful about adhering to the posted speed limits. Yes, there is a lot of wildlife to watch out for (the key being you need to ‘WATCH OUT’) and to say ‘shame on you’ just doesn’t seem like enough… if you have any remorse about what you did, you can take comfort in the idea that the young deer that died so painfully, because of your actions, feels nothing but regret for interfering with your day.

Vivien Greig

Sooke

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