Gratitude for items saved in wreckage
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.