Bear struck by car on Broadway

A young bear was struck by a car near on Broadway Thursday night.

The bear was struck near the intersection of Fourth Avenue just after 8 p.m., police said. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

After it was struck, the bear, which police estimated at around 60 pounds, ran onto the porch on nearby home and remained there until an officer from the state Department of Environmental Conservation and Dresden’s animal control officer arrived.

The bear had to be euthanized because of the injuries it sustained.

Police have received several reports of bear sightings in the area over the last few weeks and bear-related complaints are up across the state because of a dry summer that has caused the animals to travel further than usual in search of food.

On Monday, students at two schools in Queensbury were confined to their classrooms after two bears were reported near Aviation Road.

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