One week ago, reader Teresa Pratt posted an on Patch thanking a Good Samaritan for helping her son, who was found unconscious at the wheel after a car accident in Upper Providence Township.
Pratt said she hadn't heard from her son, so she began making calls and eventually found out he was at Phoenixville Hospital.
"I find it extremely unfortunate that the police did not have the human decency to call us," Pratt wrote. "Especially because the registration and insurance is under our name. You would think they would care a little more, but obviously it wasn't in their job description."
Upper Providence Police Chief Donald Sherid was on vacation last week, but returned an email to Patch on Tuesday morning. He issued the following statement:
"I reviewed this matter and found that officers followed procedure," said Sherid. "The driver of the car was an adult and was conscious and alert when police investigated. He was cooperative in the investigation describing how the crash occurred. The police department does not contact parents or vehicle owners when adults are involved in crashes and are able to make their own notifications."
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