Multiple reports of hit and run fender-benders in the parking structures here at PCC prompted campus police to provide a few tips that to help prevent further such incidents from happening, beginning with where to park.

“Try not to park on the end spots, because those are typically the ones that get hit,” PCC Police officer Tyler Robins said. “Almost all of the reports we get are from cars on the end.”

Someone accidentally hitting a car in the lot should leave their information or simply call campus police for assistance.

Robins stressed that he and the other officers are not looking to get anyone in trouble and said that someone who hits a car should not be afraid to come forward.

“Nobody is going to get in trouble,” he said. “If it’s a little nick and they’re scared we just want to help them figure out what to do.”

Reporting the accident promptly is also important.

“A lot times I can’t help someone because they tell me a month later,” he said. “I have to ask why they waited so long, and how do I know it happened here.”

When driving in the lots, Robins had a simple message:

“Slow down,” he said. “Don’t go too fast around those corners, they’re already tight.”

For further information on this or any other safety concern, please call campus police at 626-585-7484.

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