What Not to Leave Behind in a Crash: Your Gun

SKIPPACK PA – The owner or driver of a 2019 Hyundai Sonata who was involved in a motor vehicle crash left items behind in the car he or she probably wants back. Those would be a gun, its magazine, and ammunition, according a public information release issued Tuesday (Oct. 19, 2021) by Pennsylvania State Police at the Troop K Barracks in Skippack.

Troopers said personnel at Copart Philadelphia Auto Auctions, 2704 Geryville Pike, Upper Hanover Township, discovered the handgun and its accompanying parts inside the vehicle, which was towed to its yard during September. All were turned over to state police, their report added.

The found firearm is described in the troopers’ report as a black-and-silver Smith and Wesson model Sigma SW9VE, valued at $300. Also found were a hollow-point round, and a silver 15-round magazine.

The report lacked information on whether the handgun was registered, and if so to whom; the owner or occupants of the car, or the date and location of the accident.

Graphic from the Pennsylvania State Police