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Thank the heavens for GoPro video cameras, for a motorcyclist just outside of Hope, British Columbia, that’s in Canada, had such a camera mounted on his helmet when he crashed into a lanky, young black bear.

The driver was tooling through Fraser Valley on picturesque Highway 7 on June 30 when the bear darted across the highway. The video shows that the driver went from zero to 140 kilometers per hour in fewer than 20 seconds just before the bear bursts from the roadside underbrush after it had been frightened by a passing locomotive.  Fortunately, the bear was unhurt, able to walk away.

The Mounties gave the driver a speeding ticket, which the driver said was simply unbearable. The bear refused to comment on the accident.


About the author: Andrew Greene


Now playing the role of grumpy old man in the foothills of Northern California’s Gold Country, Andrew has had a life-long love affair with vehicles of all sorts, from the bicycle he pedaled across the continent in 1991 to the armored personnel carriers he drove in the Army to the bamboo rafts, elephants, motorcycle taxis, ferries and buses he traveled by during the 13 years he lived and worked in South East Asia. Always eager to learn more about how the people of the world get from here to there in their day-today lives, he, a professional journalist, has been covering the vehicle industry for years.


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