A Camaro wearing New Jersey plates was involved in a bizarre accident with two bison in Canada’s Northwest Territories earlier this month.
According to the CBC, the red Camaro was driving on rural roads within the Northwest Territories’ Wood Buffalo National Park when his vehicle struck two bison, totaling the car and killing the large mammals. Residents of the sparsely populated region were then greeted with a grisly sight the following morning when they happened upon the two dead buffalo and the now-abandoned Camaro.
One local resident told the CBC they had spotted the red Chevy earlier in the week when they were waiting on the side of the road for a herd of bison to clear. While they were waiting, the Camaro driver found a smaller gap in the herd to drive his car through before carrying on his way. The witness later observed the Camaro driving the opposite way on the road again, heading back toward the bison.
“We were like, ‘Wow. He has clearly no idea how risky it is to drive through a herd of bison,'” they told the CBC. “Or perhaps he does not care.”
Fort Smith Police Sgt. Jesse Gilbert told local news station Cabin Radio that the Camaro driver was not from the area and was leaving to go home when they hit the bison. Police later turned the investigation over to the Parks Canada as the crash involved wildlife and happened within the confines of a national park.
Parks Canada told Cabin Radio that no charges have been filed under the Canada National Parks Act.
Residents of the NWT have discovered an abandoned car and a dead bison on the highway between Fort Smith and Hay River.https://t.co/w8tGVKZMNC
— Cabin Radio (@cabin_radio) May 22, 2019
The Camaro was eventually towed away from the scene by a private towing company. Police have not yet ID’d the driver.
Photo via Cabin Radio