Brooksville Single Vehicle Crash of Unidentified Person
The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports an unidentified man died in a single-vehicle car crash in Brooksville, Friday, September 23, after running through an intersection. The man ran through an intersection on Redbird Lane at Mae Height Road in his 1998 Buick. He was southbound on Redbird Lane when he hit a tree on the south shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle then caught fire killing the man at the scene. Because of the extensive fire damage, the identity of the driver was not immediately available to FHP troopers on the scene.
The medical examiner takes over the identification in that case and investigators run a cross-check with missing persons reports and any information that can be taken from the charred vehicle’s VIN number.
Emergency Contact Program
If you were in an accident would law enforcement know how to identify you or contact your loved ones?
The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has an Emergency Contact Information Program just in case you cannot speak. Every licensed driver can submit two contacts attached to their driver’s license. Only law enforcement can contact the individuals in case you are in an auto accident.
So far, more than 3.7 million Floridians have signed up for the program. You can do so at the state or tax collector office or online at www.flhsmv.gov/eci. The ECI program is going into its fifth year and October 3 to 9 is listed as Register Your Emergency Contact information Week in Florida.
Our condolences go out to this family who had to experience a delay in knowing what happened to their loved one. No one should have to live through that.