SARASOTA, Fla. (FOX 13) - The Florida Highway Patrol has recovered the suspected vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash in Sarasota that left a teenager in critical condition, investigators announced Friday.
The crash happened outside the Lantern Inn and Suites Thursday morning. Security video from the hotel captured the accident, which showed Jack Kelley's Audi driving on U.S. 41 when a silver Kia turned into the street.
The video shows Kelley trying to avoid a collision, but the silver minivan clipped the car, causing the Audi to go airborne and flip over several times as it rolled into the adjacent parking lot.
The driver of the Kia took off. FHP didn't say where troopers recovered the vehicle or if they have any suspects at this time.
Meanwhile, Jack's father, Mike Kelley, has spent the last two days in the hospital with his son, who has a traumatic brain injury.
"I'm clearly a proud dad. He's an awesome kid. He's just a kindhearted, sweet kid. Everybody loves him," he said. "I haven't even processed everything that's happened. But seeing him laying in that bed and knowing that someone made a mistake and couldn't own up to it, that's sort of bothersome."
Mike Kelley said he's watched the video of the crash and called it "sickening." He said he knows his son is lucky he survived.
"By all rights he probably shouldn't have [survived], when you look at the velocity and the violence of that wreck," he said. "I feel blessed because there's people in worse positions than I am. People lose family members all the time. I still have mine and it's just going to be a journey and something good will come from it."
Kelley hopes the driver who took off has watched the video, seen the photos of his son and knows the kind of pain he's caused the teenager and his family.
"The message is: I know you're not going to turn yourself in, but I want you to watch the video and I want you to see the pictures of my son and see what kind of kid he was and that you've impacted with your actions," he said, adding he hopes someone who with information will come forward. "You've seen [the video]. Now what are we going to do to get that person who caused that where they should be?"
Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the driver who fled the scene is asked to call the Florida Highway Patrol at 941-751-8350.