Island Police Chief Recovering After Collision With Deer
Oak Bay Police Chief Constable Andy Brinton (right) is recovering after a collision with a deer on Salt Spring Island (courtesy Morgan Cross)
A Vancouver Island police chief is recovering in hospital after being struck by a deer.
Oak Bay’s Andy Brinton collided with a deer while riding his bike on Salt Spring Island on Sunday morning. The deer ran out from a forested area along the paved road Brinton was riding on.
The impact was severe. Brinton was knocked to the ground, resulting in a broken clavicle and several broken ribs.
The Chief underwent surgery in Victoria on Monday night and is expected to make a full recovery.