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Car vs bear in the city

Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by oldstyle, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. oldstyle

    oldstyle Jeep Pirate

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    One of our engines responded to a crash involving a car and a black bear. This may not be news if you live in the mountains, but we're in Jacksonville and bears are about as common as snow. I have a pic of the bear too but it's not very tasteful for the forum. Check out the damage to the car.
     
  2. RyanNREMTP

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  3. Tvov

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    ***Groan***
     
  4. lomfs24

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    Even here in Montana car vs. bear accidents are rarely hear of. That is a lot of damage for one little bear. What kind of bear was it? I guess i don't even know what kind of bears are in Florida.
     
  5. CRider

    CRider Crider who?

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    I don't doubt it a bit...few years ago we got called out to spray down the highway after an 18wheeler tagged a large black bear. The rig was drivable, but had a lot of damage to it. The bear...well, we hosed down what was left.
     
  6. Tvov

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    Car vs Deer can cause a lot of damage. A lot of it has to do with how today's cars are designed to "absorb" the impact. With a good old fashioned American '70s car, you could go through a herd of deer with surprisingly little damage.
     
  7. RyanNREMTP

    RyanNREMTP Inactive/Banned

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    We run on cattle vs vehicles quite often and majority of the time the vehicle is totaled.
     
  8. lomfs24

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    I wasn't doubting that it was in fact a bear. I was stating that is a lot of damage. We have deer vs. car all the time here. The highway that I live on kills in the neighborhood of 1300 deer annually in about a 40 mile stretch.

    It's still amazing how much damage a stationary object can inflict on an object moving 70mph.
     
  9. oldstyle

    oldstyle Jeep Pirate

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    It was a black bear. I'll email a photo of the bear to anyone who can edit it and post here. It has some gore which needs to be blocked out, but would still show the animal's size.
     
  10. lomfs24

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    I would love to get a pic. I am not a photo whizz but I would do what I could with it.