WESTON, CT (WFSB) – A bicyclist in Connecticut had a terrifying run in with a black bear.

Jim Triano was out for a Sunday bike ride.

He was going around a corner when a black bear came out of the woods.

Triano tried to avoid the bear, but collided with it and went flying over his handle bars.

“I recall seeing the bear trot away, down toward a little brook they have there. The people were saying, ‘you’re very lucky the bear didn’t come back at you,’” Triano said.

Triano only suffered a few scrapes and bruises.

He said his helmet took much of the impact, but his bike was destroyed.

Triano estimates the bear weighed several hundred pounds.

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(3) comments

Sunsearay999

I'll bet the bear was more terrified then the biker.

I hope the bear is all right!!

DOGSRGRT

I hope the bear is ok too, I am glad this guy is ok but I have to say that I have seen so many bike riders that fly on roads and ride down middle of road and cut across traffic if he was coming around a turn maybe he should have slowed down a bit what if it was a kid or adult that he hit I am sure they would be really hurt too.

Sunsearay999

Totally agree with you.

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