Motorcycle speeds to 140km/hr and hits bear

Boundary Sentinel
By Boundary Sentinel
August 23rd, 2013

A bear ran in front of a motorcycle on Hwy. 7 on June 30. The crash was recorded by a helmet camera and RCMP just release the video to show the public how important it is to slow down.

“We hope this short video will help people realize the importance of slowing down, and concentrating on the complicated task of driving a motor vehicle,” said Cpl Robert Mc Donald with the RCMP Traffic Services in a press release. “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.”

In the video, viewers can see the motorcyclist accelerated from 0 km/h to 140 km/h in 20 seconds at the same time that a young black bear was scared onto the highway by a passing train.

The driver had “significant though non-life threatening injuries” and the bear walked away from the accident site. 

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