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Catalog Number 2008.013.015
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Title Driver survives collision with bear
Scope & Content 2007-05-30_driver hits bear.doc


Published: May 30, 2007 at 7:11 AME-mail Story | Print Preview | License

Driver survives collision with bear
REDMOND, Wash., May 30 (UPI) -- A Washington state man who hit a bear on Interstate 90 survived the collision with barely a scratch.
Justin Scott's Mitsubishi Eclipse was totaled in the crash, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported. The 325-pound bear was mortally injured.
Scott said he was going about 70 miles per hour as he returned home to Redmond from his job Saturday when the bear darted out in front of his car. He said the animal was only 15 feet away, giving him no chance to evade it.
"I screamed right at the last second because there was nothing I could do," Scott said. "It made the worst noise, like plowing into a shack. My air bags deployed and I thought it was going to go through the windshield."
He said it was the first bear he has seen outside a zoo.

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