A police car has been written off after it was hit by a falling bear in northern California.

A sheriff’s deputy was on their way to reports of a drug overdose when the bear either fell or jumped onto the bonnet.

READ  Jerry Springer: Criticism of my show is elitist | Ents & Arts News, Reports

The bear smashed the windshield – with the car hitting an embankment, rolling onto its side and bursting into flames.

The fire gutted the car, but was kept within half an acre. Pic: Hoopa Fire Department
A fire sparked by the collision spread over half an acre

The fire spread for about half an acre and gutted the patrol vehicle, but the deputy managed to escape without serious injury.

READ  Hong Kong 'on path of no return' as violent protests hit busy airport | World News, Reports

California’s Department of Transportation issued a reminder to drivers to stay alert and be aware of the nature around them as they use the roads.

READ  Police officer dragged out of car window during chase | US News, Reports

It said: “Bears, elk and deer are just some of the critters sharing our coastal home.

“Don’t worry, the bear also fled the scene.”



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here