Woman injured in crash with bear on Blount County road

Woman injured in crash with bear on Blount County road

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The crash happened on Six Mile Road. The crash happened on Six Mile Road.

MARYVILLE (WATE) - A woman was slightly injured and her car damaged when she crashed into a bear Friday morning in Blount County.

The crash happened on Six Mile Road.

The Blount County Sheriff's Office says a bear ran out in front of the woman's car and she couldn't stop in time.

The woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Officials say the bear ran off after the accident and at last check had not been found, but dispatchers received a report of a bear sighting in the area a little later in the day.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been notified.

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