Information has been slow to come out in the fatal crash that sadly claimed the life of Helen Antczak but the more that does come out the more disappointed we are in officer Garrison's actions.
He was speeding, we know this. That's a fact. He was going close to 70 from what accident investigators have suggested. He had earlier sideswiped a car and kept going. That car sped up to follow him to get his driver info and watched him as he crashed into Helen Antczak car. We could make a lot of points here. Was he speeding because he KNOWS he can get away with it because he's a police officer? Did officer Garrison think he was somehow immune to consequences such as the ones he's most likely about to face?
The two most troubling facts that have come out are these: Garrison left the scene of the accident and failed to report the accident according to Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio. Among Garrison's other citations for the crash were careless driving, another citation for leaving the scene and failure to observe a traffic signal. Here's something else bothersome, DeFazio still has not interviewed Garrison yet.
There are serious questions here that need serious answers.
Leaving the scene and you're a police officer? Geez Louise we've seen how police handle people who leave the scene of accidents quite often on teevee and YouTube and it's most likely NOT what Garrison got. Failure to report the accident? How did that happen?
Again, we're going to need some answers here. For as brave as we're told Garrison was in the Reed Street gun battle that cost Detective MarcDiNardo his life, if indeed he fled from a serious accident the bravery scale just slid back to single digits.