Sunshine Coast RCMP say a motor vehicle incident on Thursday September 25, involving a bear was reported on Highway 101 by the hospital in Sechelt. It happened after a westbound vehicle was struck by a south bound bear. The bear ran out onto the highway and into the vehicle’s driver’s side front corner, damaging the fender and bumper. The bear then charged the vehicle a second time before fleeing northbound into the hospital grounds. Patrols for the bear were negative, police noted. Then again, on the afternoon of September 28, a single motorcycle incident involving a bear was reported on Highway 101 near Pratt Road, Gibsons, after a bear ran out from the west side of the road and into the northbound motorcycle. The bear struck the bike’s front wheel and forks, causing the rider to lay the bike down onto the roadway. Fortunately, no other vehicles were involved. The rider, who was bruised but not seriously injured, was assessed by Emergency Health Services and his bike was towed. The bear fled into the woods on the other side of the road.
Sunshine Coast RCMP