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