MIAMI (CBSMiami) — It happened in an instant and sent five people to the hospital.
A driver behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz barreled into the back of a small Chevy Aveo parked in the roadway on 17th Avenue near Northwest 44th Street, outside a Miami liquor store.
“It threw me out of my shoes,” Perrisha Jean told CBS4’s Natalia Zea.
Jean was the only one left standing. The car clipped her.
“I couldn’t believe it had happened, it happened so fast. I didn’t even see it coming,” said John.
Her boyfriend, Marqwan Humphrey, was inside the Chevy and wearing his seatbelt, leaving him with a scar and his life.
“They was getting ready to enter the car, the next thing I know I was flying down the street.
The most seriously hurt, is Shekita Frank who remains in the hospital with broken bones and severe road rash.
The group was buying alcohol early Saturday morning to celebrate Frank’s birthday.
She told Zea, by phone, after watching surveillance video of the crash, she can’t believe she survived to see 25.
“I cried. I couldn’t say nothing. Nothing. I just cried,” said Frank.
The driver, who police identified as 30-year-old Jose Calzadilla, stopped at first, and got out of his car.
“He just said, ‘what the hell was this’ and then he took off. He left,” recalled Jean.
It didn’t take police long to find the Mercedes just a few blocks away. Humphrey says he saw the driver speeding down Northwest 43rd street and when detectives searched that street, they saw the Mercedes parked in a driveway, a few blocks away.
The driver’s attorney called police and is arranging for him to turn himself in Monday.
Jean feels after this near tragedy, that’s the least he can do.
“Get him. Get him off the streets.”