Three black bear cubs were rescued in Littleton after their mother died from a collision with a motorcycle early Saturday morning

LITTLETON — Three black bear cubs were rescued in Littleton after their mother died from a collision with a motorcycle early Saturday morning. The motorcyclist, who was not named by Littleton Fire Rescue, suffered minor injuries and declined transport to the hospital, LFR Capt. Chad Miller said on Monday. The cubs that are about six months old were transported to the Kilham Bear Center in Lyme, where they will be rehabilitated and released into the wild. The sow was struck shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday along Union Street.