The provincial transportation ministry, at the request of the Vancouver Sun, has compiled a report showing, that last year motorists killed more than 5,500 wild animals on provincial highways.
However, the preliminary roadkill figures, are low estimates…and they do not include wildlife that died, beyond the highway right-of-way, wildlife unlawfully taken home by motorists, and animals killed on municipal and federal roads, including the Alaska Highway.
ICBC reports an annual average of nine 9,800 collisions, between motor vehicles and animals, wild and domestic, over the past five years.
Those accidents result in 400 human injuries, including five deaths. It also pays out about 31 million dollars annually for repairs and injury claims related to collisions with animals.