Airborn Black Bear Kills Two
A bizarre accident Monday night along a Canadian highway in Quebec. A large black bear (440 lbs) ran across the road, a car struck the bear that sent it flying into an oncoming SUV. The black bear had so much force it flew through the car and out the back window. The driver and the passenger directly behind the driver died on impact. The front passenger survived with minor injuries, and the driver and passenger of the car that originally struck the bear suffered minor injuries. The bear was killed as well. This is the first accident with a bear that resulted in deaths.
The speed limit on Hwy 148 is 90km/h = 56 mph. It is unsure if speed was a factor of the accident. From the Ottawa Citizen.