Driver hits bear and flips truck, sustains no injuries

Driver hits bear and flips truck, sustains no injuries
A truck overturned when it hit a bear on River Rd near the new Long Beach Rd Ext in Brunswick County. (Source: Southport Fire Dept)

BOILING SPRING LAKES, N.C. (WECT) - A man ran over a black bear and flipped his pick-up truck while driving along NC-133 near Boiling Spring Lakes Wednesday evening.

According to State Highway Patrol (SHP), the single-vehicle incident happened around 8:30 p.m. and the male driver was uninjured. The bear was deceased when the SHP arrived on the scene.

The trooper who confirmed the incident said the bear may have died earlier as the truck sustained no visible, front-end damage.

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