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Letters to the Editor

A public plea for decency

It is hard to bounce back from an accident. There could be emotional, physical or financial trauma. Any one of these could be devastating.

My nephew was involved in a hit-and-run. They believe she was driving a white trailblazer. She left the scene of the accident without exchanging any type of information, or checking to see if the people involved were all right. This happened a little after 1 a.m. Feb. 11 on Lynn Boulevard. Everyone in the car was traumatized. My car, which my nephew was driving, was hit so hard, part of the trunk was in the back seat, and the rear window was smashed in. The car was completely totaled.

Fortunately, my other nephew, who was a passenger in the back seat, has physically recovered. Unfortunately, I only had liability on the car; I had just dropped full coverage the month before this happened.

The last time I spoke to the officer who handled this, he told me he had not seen a white trailblazer that would have sustained that amount of damage in the front.

Maybe you witnessed this accident, or maybe you’ve seen this car, maybe you’ve heard who did this, or just maybe, you were the one involved.

In any case, it’s our responsibility, whether we are involved or witness an accident, to report it. If we can help a victim of an accident, we should come forward to do so.

When we decide to operate a motor vehicle, we also take on the responsibility to be decent human beings. If we are involved in an accident, because accidents happen, please be responsible and have compassion for the people involved.

If you have any information, please contact the Sterling Police Department or call 815-440-3297. It’s never too late to do the right thing.

Thank you and God bless you.

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