PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) - A dash-cam video has been released of a hit-and-run in Pembroke Pines that sent a woman to the hospital.
Shahida Ahmad said she was not prepared for what she went through last weekend while driving home from work.
She said she was heading down the road when, out of nowhere, she got plowed into and sent careening of control.
“I crossed the median, and I hit the pole after that,” Ahmad said.
As seen on dash camera video, someone crashed into the 75-year-old’s car as she headed westbound on Sheridan Street near Palm Avenue.
The offending driver didn’t care to stop.
A bad thing happened, but Ahmad had help from good Samaritan Shane Strump.
“They just kept driving casually as if nothing had happened,” he said.
Strump immediately turned around to provide aid.
“I was just more focused on seeing if she was OK,” he said.
The dashboard footage is from the vehicle he was driving.
The video shows the driver on the right hitting Ahmad’s car, forcing her to lose control, before the unknown driver and vehicle continue through the intersection and drive off.
“I was not speeding. I had my belt on. I have a very good driving record,” Ahmad said.
She remains in the hospital and is recovering.
She gave 7News an interview over FaceTime Monday.
Though banged up and through surgery, she’s thankful for the stranger who helped her when she needed it most.
“They were being very helpful, and I’m grateful to them. I opened my door and they took my belt off, and they were the ones who called 911,” Ahmad said. “I mean, they were being very helpful. Everybody around me.”
“If that were my grandma or my mom or anyone else that I know who would have gotten into the accident, I would want someone to stop by and help out,” Strump said.
“That was very bad of him,” Ahmad said. “It is not a good thing to just hit somebody and run away, you know?”
Ahmad had to have metal rods inserted into her legs in her surgery. She is expected to be out of the hospital soon, but then she’ll have to start physical therapy.
If you have any information regarding this hit-and-run, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.
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