Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 23rd, 2009
It is a wonder that anyone believed her. But then, she did show the police the bear.
Police in Colorado say a pregnant woman suffered minor injuries when she was struck by a slow-moving car while fleeing from an adult black bear.
Police say they’re looking for the driver of the car that hit 26-year-old Ashley Swendsen on Thursday, April 23, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Terri Reishus says Swendsen, who is about five months pregnant, is in good condition.
In this image made from KKTV 11 television, Colorado Department of Wildlife officers approaches a black bear off Interstate 25 north of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, April 23, 2009. Police in Colorado say a pregnant woman suffered minor injuries when she was struck by a car while fleeing from this adult black bear. (AP Photo/KKTV 11)
Michael Seraphin of the state Division of Wildlife says the bear was later euthanized after Swendsen identified it.
Police say the motorist who hit Swendsen stopped and spoke to her but left before authorities arrived.
The wildlife agency says the incident occurred in an area where bears are common, according to The Gazette, reporting at 10 pm EST, April 23, 2009.