Impact of crash in Southgate sends car flying, landing on auto shop

- The impact of a car crash in Southgate sent a car flying so high in the air it landed on top of an auto shop.

Police say the car hit a landscaping wall in front of a gas station at Dix Highway and Northline Road. The vehicle went airborne, hit a parked tow truck and then flipped up into a sign on top of Motor City Auto Care.

The manager of Motor City Auto Care, Stephen Bermudez said "the car seemed as if it was about 6-feet in the air when it crashed into the tow truck."

The vehicle eventually came to rest on top of the tow truck. No one inside the building was hurt.

"At first, we were calling him and nobody responded. We couldn't see him because the car was in a crunch, and then when the cops came we started looking around and the guy barely spoke. And then we [saw] him and they pulled him out, and it was a miracle that he was alive," one witness at the scene told us. We're unsure at this time of the condition of the driver. The crash is still under investigation.

Another witness, Dennis Grace said that the driver better of had his Superman outfit on. 

Southgate director of public safety Thomas Coombs says that the driver of the vehicle will be charged, possibly with operating a vehicle while under the influence. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

Bermudez says it appeared as if the driver was ok, "luckily the driver walked away, it was ridiculous," he said.

A FOX 2 viewer shared his video with us that he took at the scene after the crash. You can watch that below, or by clicking here.

 

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