Drivers in Island Creek, Idaho this week encountered a “black cloud” of 14 million bees that spilled out of a truck on the highway. Now highway officials are warning residents — many of whom were stung by multiple bees — that they should now prepare for a swarm of bears.
Fire and rescue worker sprayed the bees with foam and tried to wash away the honey, but they doubt they got it all.
This would make for a fascinating tort question of causation. The trucking company is clearly negligent in the accident and responsible for the bees (and stings). However, are the bears part of the foreseeable outcome of the negligence. Damage by the bears is likely to be viewed as too remote to attribute to the company.
Source: Daily Mail