Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Commerce City Local Hero...

On March 3, 2012 at approximately 2:10 p.m., Commerce City Police received a 911 call from a frantic 10-year-old female, Kali Collins. It was learned that Kali Collins was in a vehicle with her mother and two sisters. Kali Collins’ mother was having a medical emergency.

Kali Collins told dispatchers she did not know where they were, and they had been in a car accident. She stated her mother, Erin Collins, was driving and would not stop. Erin Collins was unresponsive as she drove down the roadway. Kali Collins’ younger sisters, Kamryn Collins (8) and Kayden Collins (8), were in the backseat of the vehicle.

Kali Collins told the dispatcher she was near “Bridgestone”, and the dispatcher relayed that information to officers. The officers were able to determine the vehicle was in the 5100 block of E. 58th Place.

Officers responded to that area, and an officer located the vehicle driving westbound. The vehicle had a blown tire, and the vehicle was travelling very slowly.

When the officer got behind the vehicle, Kali Collins jumped out of the passenger door of the vehicle and yelled that her mother was “sick”. Kali Collins jumped back into the passenger door of the vehicle.

The officer approached the driver side of the moving vehicle and told the Erin Collins to stop the vehicle. Erin Collins was still unresponsive, so the officer opened the driver side door, stopped the vehicle, and put it into park.

No one was injured in the incident. Erin Collins is believed to have had a diabetic reaction and was transported to the hospital for treatment. She was later released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Kali Collins received a “Positive Ticket” from police. The positive ticketing program was designed to create positive interactions with youth in the community. When teens are caught doing something good in the community, they receive a positive ticket, which can be redeemed at the Commerce City Recreation Center for various rewards.

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