Bear spotted again in Lancaster

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Officers in Lancaster spotted a bear again on Friday, this time near Fox Valley Country Club on Genesee Street.

Bears have been seen multiple times in Lancaster, as well as Alden and West Seneca. As a result of the bear sightings, Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard released tips for drivers to follow if you get in a car accident involving wildlife.

“Any accident involving wildlife such as deer and bear is a serious event,” warns Sheriff Howard. “I want our motorist to know what to do when involved in these types of accidents – particularly with bears.”

The Erie County Sheriff Traffic Bureau Guidelines:

  1. Check yourself and your passengers for any injuries.
  2. Call 911
  3. Stay in the vehicle unless there is a fire.
  4. Do not approach the animal for any reason.
  5. Wait for law enforcement to arrive to check the condition of the animal.
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