MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A driver was rushed to a hospital Tuesday morning after he ran his Cadillac off the road in northwest Miami-Dade, authorities said.
The crash was reported in the area of Northwest 27th Avenue and 98th Street in the West Little River neighborhood.
A police officer at the scene told Local 10 News reporter Madeleine Wright that the driver lost control of the car and the vehicle flew on top of other vehicles at a used car dealership.
Surveillance video shows the white Cadillac El Dorado blowing a stop sign, bumping into a grassy median and slamming into the used car dealership around 5 a.m.
“Apparently this guy was speeding really, really bad,” the owner’s father, Hector Borroto Sr., said.
In a bizarre twist, a woman, believed to be the passenger, got out of the car and climbed a fence to escape, leaving the wounded driver behind.
Paramedics were at the scene within 10 minutes.
They took the driver to North Shore Medical Center with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
“I don’t know how’s the guy. I don’t know who (he is). Hopefully, he has insurance,” Borroto said.
Four sedans, two SUVs and one pickup truck that were parked at America Auto Wholesale were damaged.
“It’s a disaster,” Borroto said. “It’s a huge loss, not only for the business, but for us, you know? It takes time to build it like this, a business like this.”
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.