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Bear falls on moving police car in northern California

The animal fled the scene.

A police car has been destroyed after a bear fell on it in the US, causing the driver to veer into an embankment and the vehicle to burst into flames (Rod Mendes/Hoopa Fire Department/AP)
A police car has been destroyed after a bear fell on it in the US, causing the driver to veer into an embankment and the vehicle to burst into flames (Rod Mendes/Hoopa Fire Department/AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

A police car has been destroyed after being hit by a falling bear in northern California.

A Humboldt County sheriff’s deputy was driving on State Route 96 on August 3, when the bear fell or jumped onto the car, apparently from a steep embankment, police said.

The officer had been driving to a reported drug overdose in the town of Orleans, near the Oregon border.

Don't worry, the bear also fled the scene California Department of Transportation

The bear smashed the hood and windshield. The car hit an embankment, rolled onto its side and burst into flames.

The deputy managed to escape without serious injury.

The fire was contained to about half an acre but the car was gutted.

However, the California Department of Transportation stated: “Don’t worry, the bear also fled the scene.”

PA

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