Car Hits, Kills Bear

Two people went to the hospital after their car hit a black bear.

The Highway Patrol in New Bern says the accident happened at 9:25 p.m. Sunday, on US 70, between the exits for Clarks and Tuscarora.

Troopers say the Mazda hit the bear, which caused the car to run off the road, hit a ditch and flip over. Two people were taken to Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern with minor injuries.

Troopers say the bear was killed. They estimate the bear weighed 300 pounds.


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  • by Jonathan Location: Plymouth on Oct 27, 2009 at 04:51 PM
    Well when your precious hunting dogs are chasing MY cattle and my calves I have the right to shoot them and I will. I have the law on my side. And further more when they release the dogs on one side of my proerty to push the deer through it is no different. And yes I have accepted the fact that dog hunting is here to stay and thats one reason NC will never have a chance at have good deer. That's why noone can manage a deer herd here. Because they would never have the opprtunity to get over a year old.
  • by Sick of mean people Location: somewhere on Oct 27, 2009 at 11:20 AM
    You people make me sick about shooting other peoples hunting dogs!!! You are just as bad as the fool that put lighter fluid on that poor hunting dog and set it on fire. Do you think hunting dogs can read? Not all hunting dogs dont get cared for? Ours get food every day and fresh water and have nice warm hay in their houses in the winter time. If someone shot my sons dogs, I sure would be pissed. Our dogs are like our family members, and we love them. Not all hunters that hunt with dogs are cruel to animals. Actually it sounds like you hunters that shoot them are the mean ones!! I sure hope no one shoots our dogs, it sure want be pretty!!!! Mind your own business, and leave someone else's alone!!! You are a sorry person to shoot or harm someone else dog just cause it went into your yard!!
  • by Hunter on Oct 27, 2009 at 10:39 AM
    Thank you Mike! Jonathan: Not all dog hunters are like the ones that live around you! Thats like me saying all still hunters are like you, I am sure they would not like being compared to you the way you are carrying yourself in this forum. I'm done with this; everyone have a nice day! and Again Glad to hear everyone is doing good.
  • by MIKE Location: KINSTON on Oct 27, 2009 at 08:06 AM
    Well dog hunting is here to stay in eastern N.C. Yes they turn dogs loose on posted property from the highway. Unless you can prove it nothing can be done. Dogs can't read your posted signs. Alot of times the dogs are turned out where they should be but the deer they chase carries them onto posted land,they can't help that, but for those of you who are shooting dogs on your property, list your name and address and keep admitting your shooting these dogs and I bet you get a visit from law enforcement.
  • by Me Location: here on Oct 27, 2009 at 03:51 AM
    To Anonymous at 4:12, you still have no brains if you ride a motorcycle at night on a dark stretch of highway where there are signs posted,"Watch for bears next 10 miles" Like my co-worker would say SOS! Darrell, glad to hear that your family is doing well.
  • by Jonathan Location: plymouth on Oct 27, 2009 at 02:58 AM
    To Hunter....I hunt I know what is what. I have my own properties to hunt where their aren't dogs barreling through. I wouldn't be anti dog if these guys would show some respect to other hunters. And stop giving all of us a bad name.
  • by Hunter on Oct 26, 2009 at 09:23 PM
    Darrell: Glad your Family is doing well! Jonathan and all the anti-dog hunters: Leave me your number on here and you can ride with me free of charge to see how you do at dog hunting, shotgun only where I hunt at so be ready get out of the truck like I do where there is no heater and have your walking boots on we have 10,000 acres you can walk like I do without a heater!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 26, 2009 at 08:33 PM
    Ray, I have taken part in dog "hunting" once. Sitting in a truck on the shoulder of the road while malnourished dogs that are caged or chained up all year chase a deer to you is no more about the dogs than it is about hunting. And to say most dog hunters kill less animals is only true if nobody in your club knows how to lead a running deer. Most around here harvest 4-5 deer per day, yet very few mature bucks, and an abundant amount of buttton buck and young does. On top of cluttering the roadside with 6-8 trucks parked half off the road on both sides. Learn to hunt like a real man, I promise you it's much more rewarding than listening to WRNS and looking for dogs. And the meat tastes MUCH better.
  • by Jonathan Location: Plymouth on Oct 26, 2009 at 06:48 PM
    I guess it's only news when it's convenient for WITN to get there. I have seen at least three bears hit between Columbia and Manns Harbor one was an elderly woman who was hurt bad, she didn't make the six o clock. And yes dogs could have been running deer season is in. And yes I have dog hunted. It is not even close to fair chase especially when the hunters (guys sitting in trucks) shoot anything that come out of the woods.
  • by Darrell on Oct 26, 2009 at 06:15 PM
    To all that wished the occupants well I thank you. My nine year old Cierra is just fine with a few scrapes and her uncle is well also. I guess you had to be there to think this is "news". I see the folks that did actually see the car see things my way also. It's not only news...its a miracle. Thanks again for the get well wishes everyone.
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