Sunday, April 10, 2011

If you see an accident, call it in

Next time an accident occurs in front of you while driving, pick up the phone, call the police and report it.
According to Cpl. Darrell Carroll, of the Florida Highway Patrol, that simple act can save a life or solve a case.
He urges drivers who see any accident to take the initiative to call police, rather than assuming someone else will.
In October, a Bradenton man, Mark Stern-Montagny, 52, was killed in a hit-and-run by an unknown driver headed southbound on 14th Street West. According to Carroll, there still haven’t been any solid leads as to what happened that night.
In a previous interview with the Herald, Capt. John Baumann said law enforcement often depends heavily on witnesses in these kinds of cases.
He stressed, “It’s very important to get the public’s support.”
Anyone with information about the Stern-Montagny accident can call Carroll at (941) 751-7647 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS.

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