A Norwegian driver who tried to avoid crashing into a moose hit a bear instead, a wildlife official said.
The accident took place on Wednesday night on a rural road 225km (140 miles) north of Oslo, in Hedmark county.
While the driver escaped uninjured, a search party was tracking the bear after finding traces of blood, local wildlife official Svein Erik Bjorke told the Reuters news agency.
“We are currently tracking the bear and we have found traces of blood indicating internal injuries.”
“The driver’s car sustained some damage in the accident. The moose managed to flee the scene unharmed.”