Driver Leaves ‘Expensive Piece of Equipment' Useless Outside Montgomery County School

Police in the Philadelphia suburbs asked for the public’s help to track down a driver who took out “an expensive piece of equipment” intended to keep speeds down near a school.

The incident played out at 7:42 a.m. Monday outside Wyncote Elementary School on Rices Mill Road in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, Cheltenham Township Police posted to Facebook.

The silver four-door sedan kept going after striking a speed message/trailer – a device that let’s drivers know how fast they are going – leaving the trailer flipped over in the street and leaving pieces of the car’s headlight on the street, said police.

Surveillance video from the school shows several other cars in the area at the time of the crash. None of the drivers stopped nor reported the incident, said police. Instead, a township employee noticed the damaged machine about two hours later.

“This is an expensive piece of equipment that is now useless,” said police.

Investigators released a photo from moments before the collision in hopes of tracking down the driver who should have sustained damage to their front-right headlight. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cheltenham Police.

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