COLORADO SPRINGS — A pregnant woman was running from a bear when she darted 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. The motorist drove off.
Swendsen 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 that bears frequently use drainage ditches in the area as a crossing.
Police and the Department of Wildlife located the bear and tranquilized it. If Swendsen identifies it as the one that chased her, it will be destroyed.
Police also are searching for the driver who hit the woman and did not stop.
Well Crap ...
The Bear got the bad end of the deal on this one, as it was later euthanized. What we at Animal Uprising 2012 want to know is, why hasn't the driver been questioned on this yet? Obviously, he was working with the bear against this lady, but exactly who was in charge is a huge mystery that needs to be solved ...