SARASOTA, Fla. — The teenager injured in a dramatic rollover hit-and-run that was caught on video in February has finally been able to leave intensive care.
“The best day our family has ever had," the 19-year-old's father said.
Mike Kelley and his family have had a tremendously difficult month.
Their 19-year-old son, Jack Kelley, suffered critical injuries after the crash that investigators say happened when another driver made a left turn. That driver, who didn't have a license, stopped for a few seconds before leaving the scene.
He was later arrested and identified as 24-year-old Zachari Brock.
It happened February 28, early in the morning.
Surveillance video caught the heart-stopping crash. A white van can be seen cutting off a dark Audi sedan, causing it to flip multiple times then hit a concrete wall and end up on its roof.
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Inside was Jack Kelley — a recent high school graduate, basketball player and beloved son.
Today, despite multiple challenges, Jack is now out of the ICU.
"He’s still got a really long way to go but there’s just been some really good signs that he’s come around. He’s still got a sense of humor, he still has memory,” Mike Kelley, his father, said.
The alleged hit and run driver, Zachari Brock turned himself in after numerous tips came in about Brock. He tells ABC Action News he’s remorseful for what happened.
“He’s not in my mind, he’s dead to me,” Mike Kelley said.
Mike Kelley says he’s not worried about what happens to Brock now, just what's ahead for his son.
“I know that my boy is back, it’s just a long long way to go,” he said.
On April 3 Lakewood Ranch High School will be hosting an all-star basketball game to raise proceeds for Jack's medical costs.