As of October, 25 bears had been hit by automobiles in California’s Yosemite National Park in 2014, which was up from 16 bears being struck by vehicles in the park in all of 2013, according to the National Park Service.
Tragically, three people were killed and eight injured after an SUV hit a black bear in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in early December, according to the Miami Herald.
The incident took place on a Sunday night just north of Interstate 75 on Snake Road. According to the Herald, three cars were involved in the wreck, which began when a Cadillac Escalade hit a black bear.
The bear was killed as a result of the crash. Following that wreck, another vehicle stopped to help the people in the Escalade. As the people from the second vehicle were helping those in the Escalade, a Mercedes crashed into the accident scene. The two collisions resulted in three deaths and eight injuries.
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Did You Know? Male black bears weigh an average of 250 pounds, ranging from 125 pounds to as heavy as 600 pounds.
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