Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested After Her Car Reports the Accident to Police

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

A Florida woman attempting to flee the scene of a hit-and-run has been dobbed in by her car. 57-year-old Cathy Bernstein took flight after colliding with a truck and a van on Prima Vista Boulevard, but was arrested after her vehicle's emergency assistance feature automatically notified the police.

According to reports, emergency services called the driver back, and she denied any knowledge of the incident. However, at least one victim of the accident, as well as the Bernstein herself, had to be treated for injuries in hospital.

It's a highly unusual case, but one we could see repeated in the future. Bernstein was driving a Ford model equipped with the SYNC emergency assistance system, which is triggered when the car hits an object. It also gives 911 information including the car model, time, and GPS coordinates. A case of technology being way too advanced for the people using it. [ZDNet]

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