NORTH FORK – A mother bear was apparently hit by a car on Road 223 just east of Thornberry Road tonight.
At 8:07 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, a report came in of a bear dead in the road near Teaford Saddle. The reporting party told dispatch that a cub was running into the road to check on the mother who was lying in the westbound lane.
CHP responded for traffic control, and the baby bear apparently climbed up a tree nearby, according to a motorist who was passing by and stopped to assist.
Fish & Game was notified, but didn’t have anyone to respond to the incident. CHP removed the bear from the road, and the baby is still unaccounted for at this time.