We here at the Demon like our stories like hillbillies like their violence: domestic. Sometimes, though, a story that can’t be passed up comes along, just begging to make the front page. This one comes from America’s Hat, Canada.
At approximately 10:30pm Monday night, a Pontiac Sunbird traveling Highway 148 struck a black bear that had wandered onto the roadway. The impact caused the bear to be scooped up and rocketed into oncoming traffic. A Nissan Pathfinder was the unfortunate recipient of the ursine projectile, which traveled through the front windshield on the driver’s side, through to the back seat and out the back window, killing two people in the process.
I’m no smart, science-type guy, but let’s assume a conservative 50mph on each side of the road. This works out to 300lb pounds of furry (and undoubtedly confused) meat hitting you in the face at 100mph. I think. I can imagine 300 lbs of just about anything at that speed is more than sufficient to ruin your evening. A police spokesman, Constable Martin Fournel stated “They had no chance.” Fournel also compared the bear’s trajectory to that of a bullet.
The driver, an unidentified 25 year-old female, was killed along with 40 year-old Steve Leon, who was sitting behind her. The vehicle’s other passenger, the driver’s 28 year-old boyfriend, sustained minor physical injuries to accompany what is the no doubt horrific mental anguish of seeing your girl catch a bear to the head. The two people in the car that initially struck the bear were unharmed. The bear died.Tags: Accident, Bear