Grat­i­tude for items saved in wreck­age

The Western Star - - NEWS -

AN ACCORDION and walk­ing cane found in a van in­volved in a fa­tal crash have been re­turned to their owner’s fam­ily thanks to ef­forts of po­lice and the owner of a car wreck­ers busi­ness in Bris­bane.

The van was in­volved in a fa­tal­ity near Miles, so busi­ness owner Glen Ford knew the items would have sen­ti­men­tal value to the fam­ily.

Mr Ford con­tacted the Bay­side District Crime Preven­tion Unit, where Se­nior Con­sta­ble Bren­don Winslow re­searched the van’s his­tory and got in con­tact with Snr Const Scott Po­gan, who was first on the scene af­ter the van crashed.

Snr Const Winslow was able to con­tact the de­ceased’s next of kin, Carolyn, who shed tears of joy when she found out the items had been re­cov­ered.

Carolyn told Snr Const Winslow she and her sis­ter had been look­ing for their fa­ther’s items, es­pe­cially the accordion, for some time and had all but given up hope of find­ing them.

Snr Const Winslow was able to or­gan­ise for Mr Ford to meet with Carolyn in Toowoomba to re­turn the fam­ily’s trea­sured items.

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