Woman’s car calls the police after hit-and-run incident
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Cathy Bernstein, 57, has been arrested after allegedly performing a hit-and-run in Florida.
The Samaritan who turned her in? Her car.
Bernstein was driving her black Ford Focus in Port St. Lucie, Florida, last week, when she allegedly rear-ended a silver Dodge Grand Caravan being driven by Anna Preston. Around the same time, an automated call from Ford’s SYNC 911 Emergency Assist was sent to the police stating that a Ford vehicle had been involved in a crash.
According to WPBF, Bernstein denied that there had been an incident, but when police showed up at her house, her Focus had damage along with silver paint on the front-end of the car, and her air bag had been deployed. Ultimately, Bernstein admitted to being involved in the incident.
Preston, the driver of the silver car, was sent to hospital with back injuries but was ultimately OK, although a Christmas surprise that she had planned was ruined, reports ABC7Chicago (video above).
Things got even worse for Bernstein, however, as it later turned out that she had been fleeing from an incident with a truck. After a visit to the hospital, Bernstein was taken to jail.