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Truck crashes into parked cars, what you need to know if this happens to you

Posted at 7:12 PM, Jan 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-13 08:50:53-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Surveillance video shows a Penske rental truck speeding down Greenbriar Townhouse Way, it plows into several cars parked on the side of the road, and then drives off.

The incident was reported to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department by several neighbors on Jan. around 4 a.m.

Las Vegas police was not dispatched to Greenbriar Townhouse Way and Sandhill Road because the owners of the cars that were hit were not the ones making the call.

Wesley Windford’s surveillance cameras captured the incident.

"4:25 a.m. the truck is going eastbound on Greenbriar Townhouse Way, it's a Penske 24-foot rental truck. Looks like to me they didn't curve at all and then they just leave," said Windford as he played back video.

Windford was shocked when he learned officers were not going to be dispatched to his call.

Windford was trying to help his neighbors who were unaware that their cars had been hit.

"[I] was told: one, it's not your car and two, we won't even come out to make a report," said Windford.

Here's what you need to know if this happens to you:

Victims, whose vehicles are hit by another car must be the ones to call 911

LVMPD will not take a police report if the owner of the car isn't present or calls in the crime

Windford said the damage left behind was extensive.

The rental truck hit a white Ford truck, took off the mirror and cut a hole in the front left tire. It also slammed into a Toyota Corolla, took out the back bumper, “It shoved this car into that car, and that car into that car.”

Residents who live near Desert Inn and Sandhill said some drivers don't follow the speed limit.

“It's 25 mph in here, it's residential. I've seen a lot of cars get hit out here," said Lisa Hayes.

13 Action News is working on finding out if the driver will face any charges.

UPADTE 1/12/2019:

LVMPD is on the lookout for a Penske truck (#9265890) with Indiana plates 2521939.

A police report was filed around 5:30 p.m. when the truck was spotted nearby but has not been located yet.