http://www.gazette.com/articles/woma...epartment.htmlA pregnant woman was running from a bear when she ran into the road and was struck by a car, said the Colorado Springs Police Department.
Ashley Swendsen, 26, was struck this afternoon, near the intersection of Woodmen Drive and Vincent Drive on the city's northwest side. She was taken to Memorial Hospital and is in stable condition.
Officer Robert Patterson of the Falcon Division said he doesn't know how the chase began, but he knows that bears frequently use drainage ditches in the area as a crossing.
Police and the Department of Wildlife located the bear and tranquilized it. DOW spokesman Michael Seraphin said the bear was identified by the victim - particularly its unusual cinnamon color - and it will be euthanized today.