Cops: Pregnant woman hit by car while fleeing bear

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Springs police say a pregnant woman was fleeing from a bear when she was struck by a car and suffered minor injuries.

Authorities say 26-year-old Ashley Swendsen was hit Thursday afternoon on the northwest side of town. Hospital officials there she is in good condition.

State wildlife managers say they captured a bear, but it wasn't immediately clear whether it was confirmed to be the animal involved in the incident.

The Department of Wildlife says the incident occurred in an open space area where bears are common.

Police say they're looking for the driver of the car that hit Swendsen. They say the driver stopped and spoke to her but left before police arrived.

Swendsen didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
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