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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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