Biker and Bear Collide in Crazy Video

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 23, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A biker on a motorcycle slammed into a bear on a Canadian highway, and the collision was captured on the biker’s helmet camera.

The accident happened on June 30 on Canada’s Highway 7, in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley.

In the video the driver accelerates from 0 miles per hour to 86 miles per hour in less than 20 seconds, but at the last minute a bear runs in front of him, and the biker is thrown from the cycle.

Canadian police told CBC that the man suffered significant but not life-threatening injuries. 

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police released the video to show why drivers should obey speed limits–the driver was given a $138 speeding ticket.

“This is a perfect example. The video clearly shows nobody else on the road, and a nice clear dry day. Who would expect a bear to run across the road?” said RCMP Cpl. Robert McDonald in a statement.

“While motorists don’t often need to avoid bears, every day drivers may need to react to events such as dogs running out suddenly in front of their vehicle, or a cyclist swerving to avoid something, or even a child running out of a driveway.”

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.