A middle school teacher suffered some bruising and a big scratch on his back after he struck a bear while riding his bicycle to school.Oh, this was so close to being a great candidate for The Darwin Awards!
Jim Litz said he was traveling about 25 mph Monday morning when he came upon a rise and spotted a black bear about 10 feet in front of him. He didn't have time to stop and T-boned the bruin.
He tumbled over the handlebars, his helmet hit the bear's back and the two went cartwheeling down the road.
The bear rolled over Litz's head, cracking his helmet, and scratched his back before scampering up a hill above the road.
Friday, September 12, 2008
No, that didn't read, "Biker hits on bear"; a cyclist in Montana ran into a bear.