Fairfax County police warn drivers to be alert after driver hits bear

WASHINGTON — Fairfax County police are warning drivers to be alert for wildlife after a driver hit a bear in the road Sunday night.

Police say the driver hit the bear around 12 a.m. Sunday along Route 28 near Fort Drive in Centreville.

The bear ran away and was not found, so there is no word on its condition. Police were unable to find the bear.

The driver was not injured, police say.

Police note it is not uncommon to see bears in the area, this time of year.

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