Georgia Locksmith Arrested Following Fatal Car Crash

(VIA New York Daily News) A horrible story has come out of Kennesaw, Georgia, on Sunday May 25th,  just a bit north of the city of Atlanta. For three teenage girls it was just a normal Sunday stroll to the movie theater when tragedy struck. Two vehicles were speeding down the road when one of the two vehicles jumped the curb striking the three teenage girls. In the crash one of the teenagers was killed and two others injured, and neither driver stopped to assist the injured girls.

Just minutes before this crash occurred an area locksmith, Tansu Kanlica, was unlocking a person’s car a few miles away. At this time it is unclear what professional accreditation, if any, that Tansu has, however Georgia state law does not require a license to be a practicing locksmith. Following the point where Tansu opened the customer’s, Garret Anderson’s, vehicle Garret refused to pay the locksmith’s charge of $175. At this point Mr. Anderson got in his vehicle and attempted to drive away, as he tries to leave the area, Mr. Kanlica followed him in his locksmith van. After a few blocks of chasing, Kanlica lost control of his vehicle striking the three teenagers who were walking down the side of the road, killing a fifteen year old girl.

It is clear that both parties involved share some of the blame and both could have attempted to solve the dispute in a way that was not only more civil, but would have saved an innocent life. Many unscrupulous locksmiths have been caught using tactics which they give one low price over the phone, then increase the total charge once the service is completed, otherwise known as bait and switch. As more details about this story become available about the start of the chase, it will be easier to determine exactly who is to blame for this tragic occurrence. Either way no amount of money should be worth putting the life of an innocent bystander in jeopardy.

For now Phila-Locksmith employees will keep the family of Reina As-Salaam, the teenager killed in the accident, in our thoughts and we sympathize with their loss. It is important for all drivers to ensure not only the safety of themselves while on the road, but also the safety of everyone that they are sharing that road with.

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