Driver bails after SUV crashes into front yard of Miami home
No injuries reported
MIAMI – A driver fled after crashing an SUV into the yard of a Miami home Tuesday morning, police said.
The crash occurred on the front porch of a home on Northwest 32nd Street.
Miami police Officer Kenia Fallat said the driver abandoned the SUV after the crash.
Surveillance video later obtained by Local 10 News shows the moment the crash occurred. Moments later, two people are seen running away.
A view from Sky 10 showed the SUV stopped partially on the front porch. It appeared to have crashed through a chain-link fence and into the yard.
Maria Elena Martinez and her 81-year-old mother were asleep inside the home at the time of the crash.
"I went inside because I thought my grandmother was injured and my aunt was injured. That was my reaction," the victims' relative, Osmany Mestle, said.
Luckily, the two women weren't injured and Martinez said she didn't even know about the crash until a neighbor called them.
Martinez's sister, Elvira Martinez, said the first thing she thought of when she found out about the incident was whether their elderly mother was OK.
Police are investigating the hit-and-run crash.
Anyone with further information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
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