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Bear cub struck by car in NE Tennessee

JEFF BOBO, Kingsport Times-News • Jun 6, 2017 at 10:46 PM

MOUNT CARMEL — A male yearling black bear was on its way to a veterinarian at the University of Tennessee Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a car on Highway 11-W.

Traffic was down to one lane in each direction just east of the traffic light while police were “bear-sitting” the injured animal in the median as they waited for Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers to arrive.

The accident occurred shortly before noon in the eastbound lane of 11-W between the Hammond Avenue and Independence Avenue intersections.

The motorist reportedly continued on toward Kingsport after the collision, and police were notified of the injured bear by a witness.

More about the bear cub from the Kingsport Times-News.

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