HYANNIS – A missing driver reportedly told cops he didn’t know what to do after allegedly leaving the scene of an early morning single vehicle crash.
Shortly after 4:00 a.m. this morning, Barnstable Police officers responded to a report of a single vehicle crash into a wooded area at the intersection of Route 28 and Old Strawberry Hill Road. Upon arrival, officers were unable to locate the driver, finding instead a gray sedan jammed into some trees, along with a toppled stop sign nearby.
Officers checked everywhere, including the hospital’s emergency room – no dice. The driver’s whereabouts remained a mystery. The crashed sedan was photographed and towed from the scene.
Well over an hour later, one savvy Barnstable patrolman started digging around on Facebook and came up with the name of the driver’s cousin, who he called and spoke with. According to sources, officers were then able to track down the driver at an address on Vandermint Lane in Hyannis, about a quarter mile from the initial crash scene.
The driver came out of the residence and spoke with officers, where he received a criminal citation for leaving the scene…
HN CRASH SCENE TIPS: 1.) Call 911. 2.) DO NOT leave the crash scene, especially if there is property damage… it’s against the law. 3.) Do not make the cops have to come find you…
Enjoy your roadway driving privileges, but be courteous, responsible and safe out there!
The following HN Video highlights the entire call…
* All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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