DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Authorities in Daytona Beach are trying to identify the driver of white Honda who they said was involved in a crash on International Speedway Boulevard and left the scene after nearly hitting one of the victims.
The Daytona Beach Police Department on Friday released video captured by a passing Votran bus of the Jan. 31 incident. The video shows the man getting into the driver’s seat of the car as several women attempt to deter the victims in the other car from getting his information.
According to the police report, authorities arrived and found one of the victims lying in the road. The woman was seen on video trying to stop the driver of the Honda from leaving before he nearly ran her over.
One of the victims, who is deaf and communicated through sign language with officers, said she was driving her car westbound on International Speedway Boulevard when she felt another vehicle hit the back of her car.
The victim said the vehicle behind her was a white Honda being driven by a younger female. She got out to see if there was any damage and the driver of the Honda told her to move her car and she would follow her into a parking lot, according to the report. The victim told police she didn’t believe the driver and asked her to wait and not move.
The victims told police the driver and another woman in the car got out and began to shove her as she attempted to take a picture of the Honda’s license plate. The video shows the victim and her passenger being shoved by two women in bathing suits as they tried to look at the license plate.
The victim then went and stood in front of the car to prevent it from leaving. That’s when a male who was inside the car got into the driver’s seat “then proceeded to drive with the intent to run her over,” according to the report.
Video shows the woman going up over the hood before landing on the road. Police said she suffered an injury to her ankle and was bleeding when they arrived on scene.
Police were able to pull the vehicle registration and see that the registered driver of the white Honda had a suspended driver’s license for driving under the influence.
The victims told police they believed the women who were shoving them were under the influence.
Please help us find this hit & run driver, #DaytonaBeach.— Daytona Beach Police (@DaytonaBchPD) February 5, 2021
This happened January 31st on West Int'l Speedway Blvd./US 92 near Daytona International Speedway.
If you know him, please contact Detective Mary Talluto at (386) 671-5220 or TallutoMary@DBPD.us regarding Case 210001750. pic.twitter.com/FJEBJy6uun
Cameras on the passing bus were able to capture the incident and police got a pretty clear picture of the wanted driver who nearly ran over the victim but are still trying to identify him.
The incident happened Jan. 31 at West International Speedway near Daytona International Speedway.
No arrests have been made in the case, according to Daytona Beach police.
Anyone who has information is asked to contact Det. Mary Talluto at 386-671-5220 or TallutoMary@DBPD.us regarding Case No. 210001750.