This is an amusing little story. WBBM radio reports that, “Elgin police say Gavina-Morales crashed his pickup truck into a curb and dug up parkway grass in the cul-de-sac at the end of Stockbridge Place in Elgin at about 6:10 a.m. Sunday.”
He decided it wasn’t a good idea to stick around.
The report continues: “But the force was so great, a tire of the truck came off, and Gavina-Morales began to drive away on a tireless wheel, leaving a groove mark seven miles long for police to follow back to his home. The groove followed the exact route Gavina-Morales took, down Stockbridge Place, Maureen Drive, Congdon Avenue, Shoe Factory Road, and Bartlett Road, back to his driveway in Streamwood.”
That’s bad luck for Mr. Gavina-Morales. They call him a hit-and-run driver. What’s strange, though, is that all he hit was the curb and some grass. I’m a bad driver and I crash into the curb, the side of my garage, etc. all the time. Am I supposed to call the police every time that happens?
Apparently so, or perhaps I will suffer the same fate as Mr Gavina-Morales. The WBBM report concludes: “Gavina-Morales was released from jail on bond, and is due back in court May 9 hearing.”