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Canada: Speeding Biker Hits Black Bear At 87mph
Dramatic video footage has captured the moment a speeding motorcyclist crashed into a bear on a Canadian highway.
The video shows the motorbike accelerating to 87mph (140kph) in less than 20 seconds on Highway 7 near Hope, British Columbia.
A young black bear which was apparently spooked by a train running parallel to the road suddenly darts out and collides with the bike.
Police said in a statement that the driver was focused on his speedometer as part of a stunt and did not see the bear until moments before impact.
The footage was taken by a helmet camera on June 30 and has been released by police as a warning to distracted drivers.
He suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries in the accident. The bear walked away unscathed.