Monday, August 06, 2007

please drive carefully

It's a beautiful day up here in Central BC. It's sunny, warm and lazy. We took a quick drive to town around lunch time and on the way home, about half way between Fraser Lake and Endako we happened upon an accident on the highway. An elderly couple in a smallish car hit a moose. The car was extensively damaged and thankfully the people were only bruised and shaken up. I'm sorry to say, however, that the moose was dead. Disemboweled on the spot. It was an extremely sad sight. Made me cry.

It had just happened when we arrived, so there were no emergency vehicles. We stopped and Art directed traffic in one direction, while I did the other. I don't know if it's just the long weekend so people are hungover or tired or what but it's shocking how some drivers are just not paying attention. They drive too fast, they don't look around. A few almost piled right into the scene. Jeez! Not a nice way to end a vacation.

1 comment:

My Little Corner said...

I agree. People are in too much of a hurry to get home and may not be in the best of driving shape. We avoid driving on long weekends and often luck out by having the neighbours going away - leaving us with peace and quiet.
Sad for the moose, and sad you had to see it.
Never a good thing.
Nice that you and Art helped out.