In this case we should be really thankful for car technology. Recently, a Florida woman thought she got away from a hit-and-run, until her own car called the cops. Cathy Bernstein, 57, tried speeding off after hitting both a truck and a van near Northwest Prima Vista Boulevard, but her Ford cut her escape short, police said. The car’s 911 Assist system SYNC, gave details to police, including her location, and put Bernstein on the phone with a dispatch. The system automatically calls police if the car’s been involved in an accident that deploys a car’s airbag, according to Ford’s website.
Cathy Bernstein was arrested after her attempt at a hit-and-run was cut short when her own car called the police. Cathy Bernstein was arrested after her attempt at a hit-and-run was cut short when her own car called the police. While on the line, she denied that she had been in a car accident, telling the operator a car had only pulled out in front of her black Ford but didn’t hit her. The operator seemed skeptical.
“Your car wouldn’t call us if someone pulled out in front of you unless there had been an accident,” she said in the recording obtained by WPBF. Around the same time, police were investigating a hit-and-run report on Northwest Prima Vista Boulevard, after Anna Preston said a black Ford crashed into her van and ruined her Christmas presents, she told ABC7.When police went to Bernstein’s house, they saw the Ford with a wrecked front-end, with silver paint from Preston’s car still on it. The airbag was also deployed. She continued her lies, telling cops she had hit a tree, cops said
Source: NY Daily News