Car Accident: One Driver Failed To Remain At The Scene

May 27, 2019




Syndicated by: Montana News

On May 20, 2019, at approximately 6:42 PM the Helena Police responded to the 300 block of Lyndale on a  report of a hit and run accident.   The caller,  a 35 year old female from Butte, said she was driving her 2015 Honda CRV southbound on Last Chance Gulch.   She stopped before turning westbound on Lyndale. 



  When she stopped, her vehicle was struck from behind by a 2016 Mazda CX-5.   She pulled over and the Mazda continued west on Lyndale.   She was able to contact the driver in a parking lot in the 300 block of Euclid. 




The drivers met and discussed the incident.   The driver of the Mazda, Wilmot J. Collins, 55 of Helena,   provided his business card and departed.   Officers met with both involved parties the night of the incident.  



Both vehicles had minor damage and there were no injuries.   The case was forwarded to the Lewis and Clark County Attorney’s Office for review due to a conflict of interest with the Helena City Attorney’s Office. 



   The County Attorney determined that Mr. Collins would be cited for Careless Driving and Failure to Remain at the Scene of an Accident.


  On May 23, 2018, Collins was served with citations for  Careless Driving and Failure to Remain at the Scene of an Accident, both misdemeanors.   He was instructed to appear in Lewis and Clark County Justice Court at 8:30 AM on May 28, 2019.   



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