Surveillance video captures driver fleeing after crashing car into porch of Miami home

Miami News

MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are investigating after a driver crashed their SUV into a porch outside of a home in Miami’s Allapattah neighborhood and fled from the scene, taking down part of a fence.

City of Miami Police responded to the scene near the corner of Northwest 32nd Street and 13th Avenue at around 7 a.m., Tuesday.

Surveillance video from outside a neighbor’s home captures the Dodge Durango stopped at the intersection before the SUV accelerates straight into the house.

A few seconds later, the driver and a passenger of the Durango could be seen running away from the scene of the crash, leaving the damaged SUV behind.

Emerita Castanedo said she woke up to a frantic call from a neighbor alerting her about the crash, but said she didn’t hear the impact.

“I did not feel anything,” she said through a translator.

Castanedo said she and her daughter were sleeping on the other side of the house. They said they are shaken up but are thankful they were not injured.

7News cameras captured the damaged black SUV being towed away from the scene.

Several damaged cement pillars and debris could also be seen along the front of the house.

“I don’t know. I don’t know,” said Castanedo.

The homeowner’s insurance company will not cover the damage to the home, stating her coverage does not cover car accidents.

If you have any information on this hit-and-run, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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