Police: Man left scene of accident, charged with child neglect

Mug shot of Michael Furst (Photo Courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff's Dept.)

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ind. (WISH) – Police responded to a car accident in Bartholomew County and found the driver walking away from the crash scene carrying his young daughter.

Batholomew County Sheriff’s Department responded to an accident on Road 525 East, north of State Road 7 on Feb. 4 at 1:22 p.m.

When police arrived, they were told by witnesses that the adult male driver had left the car and was walking towards CERAland carrying a small female child.

Police found the adult male, identified as Michael Furst, and his two-year-old daughter just outside CERAland, on the 3900 block of South 525 East.

After interviewing him, police reported that Furst had admitted to driving the vehicle and leaving the scene of the accident.

Both Furst and his daughter were checked by EMS, neither were injured.

Bartholomew County police arrested Furst on preliminary charges of child neglect and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

Police are still investigating this incident.

WISHTV.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s