It was a vehicle’s emergency system that eventually turned in a lady who was involved in a hit and run last month in south Florida. As police received a call from a victim who said she had been struck from behind by a black vehicle that sped off, police dispatch got an automated call from a vehicle emergency system stating the owner of a Ford vehicle was involved in a crash and to press zero to speak with the occupants of the vehicle. The victim had to be taken to the hospital with back injuries.
The person in the vehicle told dispatch there had been no accident, that someone pulled out in front of her and that she was going home. She said she had not been drinking and didn’t know why her vehicle had called for help.
Police went to the culprit’s home and saw that her vehicle had extensive front-end damage and silver paint from the accident on it. Her airbag had also been deployed.
Police said the female again denied hitting another vehicle, saying she had struck a tree.
After further discussions, police said the female admitted to the hit-and-run. She also admitted that she had talked to someone at Ford and told them she had not been in an accident.
It was later discovered that the female had been involved in another accident prior to the one at issue and was fleeing from that incident.
With all the new technology coming to cars, drivers should start being more careful if they choose to break the law in Florida. Let this story be a lesson to any of us contemplating breaking the law and hoping the police won’t catch us, our car might rat us out and call the police instead.