Bear Hit By Car in Goshen

State officials had to euthanize the bear

By Bob Connors
|  Thursday, Oct 4, 2012  |  Updated 4:36 PM EDT
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Bear Hit By Car in Goshen

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A bear had to be euthanized after being hit by a car along this stretch of Route 4 in Goshen on the Torrington town line Thursday.

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State officials had to euthanize a bear after it was struck by a car on Route 4 Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened in Goshen on the Torrington town line around 2 p.m. The bear ran off into the woods after being hit, according to state police.

Animal control officers from the Department of Environmental Protection searched for the bear and found it a short time later. They determined the bear's injuries were too severe, and euthanized it.

There was no word if the driver of the vehicle that hit the bear was injured.

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