Prachinburi – A large-black male bear was reportedly hit by a truck last week while it was crossing the road in Prachinburi province. The bear was believed to be in search of food when the accident occurred, resulting in its death.
Police found the dead bear on the Kabinburi-Pakthongchai Highway in Nadee district on Thursday. The bear, weighing more than 200 kilograms, was killed in a hit and run accident according to investigators.
The police suspect that the bear was making its way to the fruit orchards across the road. National parks officers were contacted and sent to examine the deceased bear.
A similar incident happened years ago when a wild bull was hit and killed by a speeding vehicle on the road, Bupram Sub-District Chief Wiroj Jaitrong said at the scene. He noted that the road is situated between Thaplan and Khaoyai National Parks.