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Driver hits embankment, flies through dealership parking lot after medical episode in Citrus County

Posted: 3:45 PM, Dec 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-05 14:53:33-05
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CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. — A driver received medical attention after hitting an embankment and flying through the air into a car dealership parking lot.

The driver became dizzy while driving, and after traveling 497 feet, the vehicle hit an embankment causing the vehicle to fly 139 feet through the air landing in a car dealership.

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The Citrus County Sheriff's Office said the incident happened around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The car had enough lift and speed to clear 12 cars before crashing into the pavement.

"You really can't comprehend what's happening because it was so bizarre," said David Jones, a salesman at Crystal Ford Lincoln.

He was standing at the front entrance of the dealership near the Lincoln Navigator that was hit.

"You are looking at the under body of a car as it's driving past you. I watched the video of it I can't even tell you how many times just thinking of it again and again that that was it. I'd hate for that to be the way to go," said Jones.

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The vehicle landed in the Crystal Ford Lincoln parking lot, hitting a total of four cars. One was a Lincoln Navigator that was just traded.

"It was a Christmas miracle, you know, for it to happen with that amount of people and nobody to get hurt seriously," said Bruce Azevedo, the sales manager. "We had customers that were over here to the right, some customers that were behind me, and some customers also over here to the left. We had 15 to 20 people on the lot at the time."

The driver received medical treatment, but no one else was injured.