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

Just Posted

Province now allowing tent city campers to stay at Goldstream Park

Contrary to earlier reports, Ministry of Environment says there is no hard deadline for campers to leave, park open to public

Saanich offers land for housing for the homeless

Unclear many units of supportive housing the province will build in Saanich

MISSING: 26-year old Victoria man Gregory Partington

Partington was last see on September 19

Greater Victoria officers ready ride Tour de Rock

The annual ride across Vancouver Island for cancer research begins this weekend and arrives in Victoria Oct. 4 and 5

Rain and high winds to hit Vancouver Island this afternoon

Thursday and Friday to see downpour of 20 to 50mm and high winds on Vancouver Island

Watch out for Pavement Patty: Drivers warned outside B.C. elementary school

New survey reveals unsafe school zones during 2018 back-to-school week

Authorities should avoid harsh response to new homeless camp in Saanich

Unfortunately, authorities appear less tolerant towards the newest homeless camp in Saanich.

Admitting mistakes is the first step

On Friday afternoon a dramatic three-vehicle crash took place on Highway, an… Continue reading

Former VP of lululemon joins B.C. cannabis cultivation facility

Kerry Biggs will be the Chief Financial Officer of True Leaf, in Lumby

Could cannabis help keep people in B.C. on treatment for opioid addiction?

People on opioid agonist treatment face lower risks of overdosing, BC Centre on Substance Use says

Around the BCHL – Trail Smoke Eater grad to captain NCAA Michigan Tech Huskies

Around the BCHL is a regular look at the BCHL and goings-on throughout the junior A world.

Thieves escape after man claims his wife is giving birth

RCMP searching for suspects in brazen daytime break in

Rural Canada Post carriers could see 25-per-cent pay hike: spokesman

An arbitrator has released a ruling in a long-standing pay equity dispute at Canada Post

7th day of searching for missing plane between Edmonton and Chilliwack

Search efforts are concentrated along the Highway 5 corridor between Valemount and Kamloops

Most Read