Car Rats Out Driver, Calls 911 After Alleged Hit and Run
Modern safety features make it possible for cars to call for help when the driver is incapacitated. These features are designed to get help to a victim more quickly, but they recently helped identify a woman involved in an alleged hit and run accident in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Cathy Bernstein allegedly hit a truck and then ran into a van, but rather than stopping, she fled the scene. Her car, however, was equipped with Ford Sync's emergency assistance services which automatically record the time and location of accidents and immediately notifies emergency responders (demo image below). RELATED: Hit and Run: Russian Scooter Edition
Emergency services called to follow-up with Bernstein to see if she was okay and she told them that she knew nothing about an accident and was just fine. According to ZDNet, the dispatcher told her the car had called them and that cars don't do that unless there's a reason. When asked if she left the scene of an accident, Bernstein said no.
If you're involved in an accident, then it's your resonsibility to stop. Leaving the scene is only going to make things worse, especially when you're car is on the side of the good guys and is going to call the police whether you want it to or not.
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