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Published May 08, 2012, 10:15 AM

Minnesota man hits black bear with car

LINO LAKES, Minn. (AP) — A full-grown black bear is the loser in a collision with a Volkswagen Jetta in Lino Lakes.

LINO LAKES, Minn. (AP) — A full-grown black bear is the loser in a collision with a Volkswagen Jetta in Lino Lakes.

Chris Jordan says the bear came "out of nowhere" as he was returning home about 10:30 p.m. Monday after picking up his sister and her boyfriend from the Minnesota Twins game. The 27-year-old Jordan tells the Star Tribune he had no time to swerve and the bear hit the left front side of his car. Jordan and his passengers were not injured.

He spotted a police officer parked nearby and reported the crash. Jordan says the officer found the bear in the ditch and it was dead. He says he was going about 60 mph when he hit the bear. His Jetta sustained significant damage.

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