Chisholm, MN (Learfield Wire Services) - The Minnesota State Patrol reports a Chisholm woman was injured this week when her car slammed into a bear.

The patrol says 57-year-old Atonette Flynn was driving on Highway 169 near Hibbing around 9 p.m. Thursday when two bears ambled onto the roadway. She told investigators she tried to swerve around them, but she wound up hitting one. Flynn's injuries were not life-threatening.

The state patrol report didn't indicate whether the bear survived.

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