Three killed as car hits bear

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Published: Monday 8th December 2014 by The News Editor

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Three people died and eight were injured in a crash that happened after a motorist hit a bear on a road in the Florida Everglades and stopped.

Authorities say a Cadillac Escalade hit the bear on Sunday evening and people in a second vehicle stopped to help. A Mercedes then ploughed into the group.

Four critically-injured patients were airlifted to hospital in Fort Lauderdale, while another four people with non-life-threatening injuries were taken by ambulance. Officials say some of the victims were children.

The crash happened on a road north of Interstate 75 on the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation.

Police spokesman Gary Bitner says two of the 13 people involved were not injured, including the woman in the vehicle that hit the bear. The animal was killed.

Published: Monday 8th December 2014 by The News Editor

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