At 3:15 p.m. on Monday, Bell County dispatch received a call about a collision with injuries. The collision turned out to be a car verses bear incident. Becky McNabb, of Berea, was travelling north in a silver 2014 Nissan Sentra on U.S. 119 in the vicinity of Walter’s Lane. The bear came out of the woods and McNabb attempted to stop, but was unable. The 100-pound bear struck the driver’s side of her vehicle traveling the length of the car.
Bell County Sheriff’s Deputy Robin Venable says the bear ran off in the direction of Walter’s Lane. Venable also states that a Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Bear Specialist from Marion County arrived on scene to capture the animal. McNabb’s husband arrived on scene and had her vehicle towed from the area. Neither McNabb or her daughter suffered injuries as a result of this incident. Assisting on scene was the Bell County Volunteer Fire Department.