PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla – A hit-and-run accident occurred on Friday and was quickly solved, but not for reasons that are typical.
People are turned in after hit-and-run accidents for all types of reasons. Witnesses provide information to the police, clues are left behind at the scene, even red-light cameras may have recorded the accident. It is rare that a person is apprehended because their car turns them in.
That is exactly what happened Friday after Cathy Bernstein, 57, hit a truck and then a van on Prima Vista Boulevard. Bernstein fled the area, failing to stop and assess the damage to either vehicle or attempt to determine if anyone was injured.
Bernstein’s car was equipped with an emergency assistance feature. The feature not only recorded the crash, but it called 911 automatically following the accident. Thanks to that call, officers were able to track Bernstein down and transport her to the hospital. After being treated for her injuries, she was arrested and taken to jail.
A victim in the crash, Anna Preston, said that she was on her way to a Christmas party when the accident occurred. Instead of arriving at the party, Preston was taken to the hospital as a result of her injuries in the crash.
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