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Bear on Schuylkill County Highway Runs Into Hershey Man’s Tesla

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bear hits tesla model x pennsylvania

A Hershey man escaped injury after a bear ran into his Tesla Model X recently on a stretch of highway in Schuylkill County.

According to State Police in Jonestown, 48-year-old David Maish, of Hershey, was driving on Interstate 81 North near the Tremont/Tower City exit in Frailey Township at around 6:30 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 18).

Maish spotted a bear trying to cross the highway. He tried hitting the brakes of his Tesla Model X but couldn’t avoid the bear.

The beast hit the vehicle on the front driver’s side, disabling the car.

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Maish was able to get his Tesla to the left shoulder and came to a stop. The vehicle was towed away. Police say Maish was uninjured in the incident.

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