P.E.I. beaver fells tree on highway, hits car

Colin MacLean colin.maclean@tc.tc
Published on July 29, 2014

PRIEST’S POND – A tree, cut down by a beaver, apparently caused a car crash in Priest’s Pond, King’s County, on Saturday.

In what even the RCMP is calling an unusual incident, a tree suddenly fell across the road on Highway 16 at about 2 p.m. that day, right into the path of a Toyota Rav4.

The car had a family of four in it, the children are one and two years old. All were uninjured, but were shaken by the incident.

When RCMP examined the scene they found that the tree had apparently been gnawed down by a beaver.

The family was visiting from Quebec and their vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

The beaver, the RCMP report, is still at large. 

Beavers have, for some reason, made news headlines several times on P.E.I in recent years. Here are some of the headlines: 

Beaver ambles along Charlottetown street

UPDATE - Beaver still on the lam

Prince Edward Island to cull 'nuisance beavers'

Beaver tales cause jaws to drop in P.E.I. legislature

No dam apology, P.E.I. environment minister tells legislature