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Hit-and-run crash leaves St. Pete woman with $3,000 in damage

The hit-and-run happened on June 6
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The St. Petersburg Police Department released a video from a security camera showing a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash from earlier this month.

The hit-and-run crash happened on June 6 around 3 p.m. at the intersection of 6th Avenue North and 35th Street North in St. Petersburg.

Kayla Solomon was left with $3,000 worth of damage after a driver in a Mercedes Benz slammed into her car after the driver blew through a stop sign.

"I was upset cause I'm like, 'dude, you just slammed into me and took off,'" Solomon said. "I was upset because I knew I was going to have to pay for this."

She said she had just left a Taco Bell and was going to pick up her kids when the crash happened. The surveillance video shows the driver of a Mercedes blowing through a stop sign and almost hitting a second vehicle.

"I see him about to run the stop sign and somebody had seen him luckily, before he flew out and almost hit them," said Solomon.

Officers are hoping someone can identify the driver in the Mercedes.

"You're going to kill somebody one day driving like that. You slam into me, leave, you almost hit somebody leaving the scene from hitting me. What's next? Who is next?" said Solomon.

Officers said the driver of the Mercedes also plowed through a stop sign, but it has been replaced.

"Just a lack of care, you have for your actions, just to slam into somebody so recklessly and just leave without a care in the world for if they’re okay or not," said Solomon.

Solomon said she does have car insurance, but she will have to meet her deductible. She said she is fortunate no one got hurt.

Officers said the car involved may have damage especially on the passenger side.

If you think you have seen this car before, please call St. Pete Police at 727-893-7780 or you can send anonymous message by texting "SPPD" and your tip to TIP411.