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Man crashes into, fights off coyotes in Vancouver's Stanley Park

Last Updated Apr 19, 2021 at 11:57 am PDT

Summary

A man was hurt after crashing into a coyote in Stanley Park

The 44-year-old was riding an electric scooter when he collided with the animal and fell off

Two coyotes attacked the man before he was able to punch one of them and flag down a passerby for help

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A man is hurt after colliding with and being attacked by coyotes while he was riding his electric scooter in Stanley Park on Sunday.

Vancouver Police say the 44-year-old was riding a scooter on the seawall just before midnight when he and a coyote crashed into each other. The man fell from his ride and hurt his collarbone.

Related: Woman bitten by coyote in Stanley Park prompts conservation officers to issue another warning

While he was laying on the ground, two coyotes started tugging at his jacket and clothes. The man punched one of the coyotes and flagged over a passerby to call 9-1-1.

Officers worked with Park Rangers and paramedics to help the man.

Conservation officers say if a coyote approaches you, try to make yourself look bigger, throw objects at it, and make lots of noise to scare it off. Coyotes are more active at dawn and dusk and park users should consider avoiding those times or not travel alone.