JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One person was hospitalized Sunday after a car flipped into the lot of an auto shop on Beach Boulevard near Hogan Road.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the driver was heading west on Beach Boulevard Sunday morning when the black car veered off into the grass and flipped into the lot of Empire Auto Sales and Service. At least five other vehicles were damaged.
The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said the driver was trapped in the car, but was removed and then taken to a hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
A woman, who did not want to be identified, told News4Jax that she called 911 about 7 a.m. when she noticed the car lying upside down in the parking lot of the auto shop. She said her fiancé found the driver.
“He was very still. We checked his pulse and he responded a little bit,” she said.
She also said the driver hit several of the cement barriers and pushed a Chevrolet Impala across the lot and that’s when the black car flipped.
"I just immediately started praying that’s all we could do and I hope absolutely he pulls through 100%," she told News4Jax.
A tow truck removed the black car and crews cleaned up the debris covering the lot.
The auto shop caught the crash on camera and the Sheriff’s Office is investigating.