27 Jun '11, 5am

Police Car Collides With Bear on Rural Highway (Video)

Police Car Collides With Bear on Rural Highway (Video)

Every year, millions of wildlife-related car accidents occur across the U.S., but rarely are such scary run-ins caught on film. Last Friday night, Tennessee police Deputy Jason Harvey was driving down a dark, country highway when, seemingly out of nowhere, a juvenile brown bear ran into the road ahead of his patrol car. Unfortunately, Harvey was unable to stop before bumping into the animal -- which then ran back into the woods, dazed, but not visibly injured. The footage serves as a chilling reminder of the dangers animals and humans face on rural roads when the outcome of collisions like this are so often deadly for both. The dashboard camera footage demonstrates just how quickly a hypnotizing nighttime drive can turn tragic for both humans and wildlife -- reinforcing the need for drivers to be vigilant and mindful of animal that could be crossing the road ahead of them....

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/police-car-collid...

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