A deputy sheriff in Tennessee swerved to miss an unidentified animal in the road and ended up flipping their patrol car. The news article didn't come right out and say it was a bigfoot, in fact they said it was probably a "large bear". But if you read between the lines, this could have possibly been a bigfoot that caused this accident.
UPDATE: HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) A Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputy went to the hospital after flipping his car on Highway 27 Northbound, Wednesday morning.
It happened in Soddy Daisy near the Sequoyah exit. Wildlife officials have not received any reports of a bear in the area, but several drivers claim to have seen the animal roaming in the area.
" We definitely had an interesting morning around 6 a.m. our deputy was driving Northbound on Highway 27 near Sequoyah road exit," said Matt Lea, Hamilton County Sheriff's Dept.
Officials say that deputy swerved suddenly to miss a large black animal, running on the highway.
"We're not really really sure what type of animal it was," said Lea. "Based on the description we believe it to possibly be a large bear."
The deputy's patrol car rolled over into the embankment. Deputies say the animal got away. About an hour and a half before the crash, driver Trish Newsom says she too had a close call.
" He was in the middle of my lane, it was almost like a nightmare or a dream ," said Newsom.
Newsom says she swerved to miss the animal just in time.
" I was numb head to toe, it startled me," said Newsom. " I mean it just literally appeared. If I had looked down at my radio, I would have hit it... that's how fast it happened."
TWRA officials say while there haven't been any bear sightings reported that doesn't mean they're not there.
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