PRACHINBURI, 6th July 2018 (NNT)-A large-black male bear was reportedly hit by a truck while it was crossing the road in Prachinburi province overnight. The bear was believed to be in search of food when the accident occured, resulting in its death.

Police found the dead bear on the Kabinburi-Pakthongchai Highway in Nadee district. The bear, weighing more than 200 kilograms, was killed in a hit and run accident according to investigators.

The police suspect that the bear was making its way to the fruit orchards across the road. National parks officers have been contacted and sent to examine the deceased bear.

A similar incident happened years ago when a wild bull was hit and killed by a speeding vehicle on the road, Bupram Sub-District Chief Wiroj Jaitrong said at the scene. He noted that the road is situated between Thaplan and Khaoyai National Parks.

National News Bureau Of Thailand | Black bear found dead on highway in Prachinburi