Another bear was killed by a car in Minnesota

Three family members were injured in the collision.

Another black bear has been killed in a collision with a car in Minnesota. 

A 42-year-old man from Mahtomedi and his two children, aged 16 and 12, were hurt in the incident on Sunday evening. 

They were traveling south in their Toyota Yaris on I-35, near the junction with Highway 70, just before 8 p.m. when they hit a bear in the road.

Their car then veered off the road, hitting the median cable barrier, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The State Patrol told GoMN that the bear was killed in the collision, and its remains taken by the Minnesota Conservation Office.

All three people in the car suffered non-life-threatening injuries, though the driver and his 16-year-old son did require hospital treatment.

Other bears have been hit

It's the second incident of its kind this fall in Minnesota. Toward the end of September, a black bear died when it was struck by a car near the Twin Cities suburb of Corcoran.

And at the end of October, a 32-year-old woman in Wisconsin was injured when she struck a black bear in Martell Township. This bear was also killed.

You're more likely to encounter bears right now than at other times of the year, as they're currently taking part in the "fall shuffle" as they roam in search of food-rich areas looking to fatten up for the winter hibernation.

They'll then return to their home range to den for the winter once they've found enough. This could continue till December, the National Park Service says.

Minnesota has also seen a multitude of collisions between cars and deer the past few weeks, including this incident when a squad car traveling 100mph struck one.

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