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Police Car Collides with Bear in Lackawanna County

ROARING BROOK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A police officer from Lackawanna County was taken to a hospital Friday after hitting a bear. A viewer sent us this picture o...

ROARING BROOK TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A police officer from Lackawanna County was taken to a hospital Friday after hitting a bear.

A viewer sent us this picture of the collision on Route 307.

Officials tell us the Roaring Brook Township officer hit the bear with his police vehicle around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

The officer was taken to the hospital.

The bear was badly injured and had to be put down.