Heartbreaking moment three young bears desperately drag injured cub off the road

A heart-wrenching video captures the moment a team of bear cubs risked their lives trying to save an injured cub off a busy road.

The young black bear was hit by a car in Immokalee, Florida, and struggled to stand up and walk off the road.

Driver Lesha Deshay witnessed the moment after the crash on Monday night and filmed how its companion rushed to its aid.

One bear cub picked it up by its mouth and desperately dragged it to the bush where two other cubs were waiting.

Drivers stopped their cars while the bears carried out their rescue.

The bears then disappeared in the dark.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) were alerted to the crash and later found the bear cub lying dead near where he was hit.

The location of the other three young bears is not known.

Another witness Alisha Irons described the moment to NBC : "I pulled up. I saw something dark in the road.

"And something told me to slow down because if I wouldn't have, I would have hit them next."

She said she contacted the FWC when she got home and used an app to help report animal-related incidents.

Alisha added: "I wouldn't have recorded.

"I would have just gone straight to the app and said this bear is out here in the road and we need help."

A man named Wayne Perry commented under Lesha's post on Facebook suggesting a young woman had hit the bear while driving in a van.

The FWC is investigating into the matter.

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