Woman calls 911 while bear attacks

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Frederick - A 63-year-old woman has survived after she was attacked by a bear in Maryland.

The woman was attacked Wednesday night in the driveway of a home located in a wooded area of Frederick County.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Paul Peditto says the woman dropped into a foetal position during the attack and called 911 as she was lying on the ground. The bear eventually stopped and left.

The woman was brought to the hospital for treatment. She suffered a broken arm, cuts to her head and puncture wounds to both arms. Her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Authorities were using a tracking device to locate the bear.

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