POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Deputies are searching for the driver of a vehicle who fled the scene after crashing into a home in Pompano Beach.
Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies and Pompano Beach Fire Rescue crews responded to the home along Northwest Second Terrace and 18th Street just before 9:30 a.m., Monday.
7SkyForce HD flew over the scene where a blue Saturn Sky convertible could be seen covered in debris after crashing into the front of the home.
“He came straight down 17th at a high rate of speed and just smashed into the house,” said Pompano Beach Police spokesperson Sandra King. “Just totaling this house, basically. Everything is in pieces.”
A passenger in the vehicle was transported to Broward Health North in unknown condition.
“Luckily, nobody was inside this house,” said King. “You can see that the car went all the way into the house. Everything is smashed, all the way up to the back wall.”
The driver behind the wheel of the vehicle fled the scene on foot.
“One of the drivers — I guess he was the driver — got away and jumped the back of the gate and then just kept going,” said Jonathan Dubreus, who tried to stop the driver.
According to police, the car was going so fast that the driver lost control and crashed through the home, going in one wall and out the other.
Neighbors said the person behind the wheel, who they have seen driving through the neighborhood before, decided not to stick around for officials to show up, leaving the passenger to fend for himself.
“All I heard was a loud screaming and a skrrrt and then boom! We came and we saw the car right into the house, and there was just screaming everywhere,” said Dubreus.
“Inside the car, we had two individuals. One, the driver got out and ran. He is still at large right now,” said King. “The passenger of the car was injured and was taken by Pompano Beach Fire Rescue to Broward Health Medical Center.”
The home that the car crashed into has been declared an unsafe structure and uninhabitable, leaving its residents to find somewhere else to live.
“The house is not inhabitable,” said King. “City of Pompano Beach structural inspectors were on scene and declared it not livable.”
If you have any information regarding the identity of the driver behind the wheel of the blue Saturn Sky, you’re urged to call Broward Sheriff’s Office.
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