Surveillance video shows impact of deadly hit-and-run in Greenacres
GREENACRES, Fla. (CBS 12) —
A ball of fire. Cars spinning. Debris flying. Only on CBS12, a jaw-dropping video of the moment the car of a Porsche slams into another car, killing two men and kept going.
One of those men was supposed to be getting married next week, now his bride-to-be is planning his funeral instead.
Neighbors said this tragedy could have and should have been prevented.
They want the intersection of Swain Boulevard and Second Street to go from a two-way to a four-way stop to save lives.
“Given the fact that one of them was due to get married within the recent days it’s extremely heartbreaking,” said Fred Meltzer, property manager of Belk’s General Store, which is in the heart of the intersection.
The surveillance video shows the silver 2003 Porsche Panamera, speeding with no headlights, run a stop sign North of Swain Blvd. and then slam into a 2007 Honda CRV.
The impact is so powerful, you can’t even tell two men, Juan Hernandez and Angel Xon were ejected from the Honda.
The driver of the Porsche just kept going.
“I see two people die in the corner,” said Francisco Oquendo, who immediately ran to help three survivors inside the smoky car.
“The other lady in the car with a seatbelt, I took off the seatbelt,” said Oquendo.
Data from The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles show six crashes have occurred in the intersection since 2015.
This last one on Saturday, December 23, makes it 7.
“With this accident, this accents the fact you really should have a 4-way stop b/c this is one of the main intersections that a majority of the kids to pass,” added Meltzer.
The City of Greenacres tells CBS12 they will have to do an intersection study for several months. The results will determine whether or not it needs a 4-way stop.
Right now, it’s unclear if or when it would be implemented.
A memorial for the victims by the ice machine outside the convenience store.
Meanwhile, PBSO deputies said they have a suspect, but they still have not found the driver.