Helmet Cam Captures Motorcyclist Crashing Into Bear

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OTTAWA, Province of Ontario - Police released a video Thursday showing a speeding motorcyclist crashing into a bear on a Canadian highway, as a warning to distracted drivers -- and wildlife. The video shows the motorcycle taking off and accelerating to 140 kilometres per hour in less than 20 seconds on Highway 7 near Hope, British Columbia.

​A young black bear that appears to have been spooked by a train running parallel to the road suddenly darts into view and collides with the bike. Police said in a statement that the driver was focused on his speedometer as part of a stunt and failed to see the bear until the last minute. He ended up with non-life-threatening injuries while the bear walked away.

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