"Your car called in saying you had been involved in an accident... Did you leave the scene of an accident?”
A Florida woman was arrested for a hit-and-run late last month after her vehicle automatically alerted law enforcement.
The driver, 57-year-old Cathy Bernstein, reportedly struck another vehicle from behind last Monday before fleeing the scene in her black Ford Focus.
As first responders attended to the victim, who was taken to a nearby hospital with possible back injuries, police dispatch received an automated call from the Ford’s “911 assist” system.
The feature, which must be enabled manually to operate, syncs to a driver’s cell phone over Bluetooth and notifies law enforcement when an accident is detected.