TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa teen invited a Hillsborough County deputy to his graduation after rear-ending her patrol car on the interstate.
Quintin Montgomery, 18, stated he was driving on I-275 in Tampa when visitors out of the blue stopped. He hit the car forward of him.
“I used to be touring to work. I used to be on I-275 and was attempting to get into the downtown lane,” Montgomery stated.
The deputy was not injured however obtained out of her car to test on the opposite driver.
“He was actual upset,” stated Sgt. Vance with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Workplace. “I simply tried to calm him down and simply inform him it was actually no large deal. It was an accident. This stuff occur on a regular basis.”
Montgomery stated the 2 chatted for not less than an hour whereas ready on one other deputy to reach and full a crash report. Montgomery didn’t obtain a ticket.
The teenager invited the deputy to his commencement on Could 28 at Jefferson Excessive College.
“I instructed her I needed to graduate the following day after which I wasn’t really certain they might come to my commencement,” Montgomery stated. “I really feel like they cared about my security. Despite the fact that I wasn’t damage. I feel they cared for my security.”
Vance stated the teenager was not distracted or dashing. Each autos had minor harm.
She ended up attending Montgomery’s commencement so she might congratulate him.
“These tiny moments the place you make a little bit little bit of an influence in somebody’s life. I am completely satisfied that I obtained to hopefully try this for him,” Vance stated.
“That was really a superb feeling as a result of regardless that I wasn’t damage or something, they nonetheless got here as much as test on me so it made me really feel like they really cared about my well being,” Montgomery stated. “Simply drive secure.”
This story was initially revealed by Julie Salomone on Scripps station WFTS in Tampa.