A 30-year-old man is facing charges after he crashed an SUV into a Pompano Beach apartment building late Monday afternoon.
Just after 4:30 p.m., German Hueso slammed a 1998 Ford Explorer into 333 Southwest 2nd Street and fled on foot, leaving his common-law wife's 4-year-old daughter in the wreckage, according to Broward Sheriff's Office.
It's unclear what led up to the crash.
The girl was not in a car seat or wearing a seatbelt, according to Pompano Beach firefighters. She was transported to North Broward Medical Center with minor injuries, and has since been released.
Hueso tried running away from the crash scene but was held by neighbors until police arrived, according police. Investigators suspected Hueso had been drinking.
Hueso was also taken to the hospital and treated for a head laceration from the crash. Hueso, who does not have a valid driver's license, will face DUI and child endangerment charges.
The male resident of the apartment where the SUV crashed into was sleeping on a couch in the path of where the vehicle ended up, but moments before the impact he woke up and went outside to take a phone call.
Structural engineers were at the apartment to see if it would be deemed safe to live in.