Posts Tagged ‘accident’

The help-wanted ad as a law enforcement tool

June 11, 2011

Yesterday morning I photographed the above sign attached to a utility pole next to a busy road about half a block from the front entrance to Kawaguchi City Hall in Saitama Prefecture. Here’s my translation of it:

PLEASE
Searching For Witnesses
If you witnessed an accident involving a truck and a bicycle at this location around 1:25 p.m. on Friday, February 18, 2011, please come forward.
Kawaguchi Police Department
Accident Investigation Desk
Phone (048) 253-0110

Posting this kind of sign at an accident scene strikes me as a good idea. But considering that nearly four months have passed, and that the sign has been up long enough to have ivy curling around its edges, I have to wonder whether this particular case is going well.