Car flips, driver critically injured in Florida hit-and-run crash

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Authorities are looking for the driver of a van who hit a car, causing it to flip through a Manatee County parking lot, critically injuring the other driver.

Dramatic video shows the moment when the car went flying. In the video you can see just how serious the crash was.

It happened around 7:45 a.m. Thursday.

Surveillance video from the Lantern Inn and Suites off U.S. 41 in Manatee County recorded the driver of the van attempting to make a left turn. The van went straight into the path of Jackson Kelley, who was in the black car. The cars collided and Kelley’s car flipped through the parking lot. It finally came to rest after knocking out a portion of the pool fence.

If you look closely in the video, one woman was standing near where the crash happened and ran to get out of the way.

A Lantern Inn employee says drivers speed on U.S. 41 all the time and this isn’t the first crash she’s seen in this area.

“I mean as soon as the light turns green, people they just go and they don’t think and that car just didn’t stop and he hit the black car and went tumbling. It was horrible. I was scared. I was at school and then they sent it to me and I was like wow that could have been someone there that got hurt,” said Brenda Acosta.

The driver of the van is on the run. Jackson Kelley is still in the hospital and on last check was in critical condition.

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