The driver who caused a horrific hit-and-run in Sarasota that sent a car tumbling through a parking lot and left its 19-year-old driver in critical condition has been identified, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Zachari Brock, 24, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving a serious injury and driving with no valid driver's license involving a serious injury, authorities said.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, authorities impounded the vehicle that Brock was driving, a 2003 Kia Sorrento that was seen on video grazing a car while making a left turn on Thursday morning before driving away.
The video shows Brock stopped southbound in the left turn lane on U.S. 41 around 7:45 a.m. and waiting to turn left into a RaceTrac gas station parking lot as Jackson Maxwell Kelley, of Bradenton, was headed northbound in a 2018 Audi.
The video shows Kelley bearing left to avoid the minivan, but was struck on the rear driver's side, propelling it into the parking lot of Lantern Inn & Suites, 7251 14th St. W.
The impact caused the Audi to rotate and overturn several times while careening through the parking lot as the driver of the minivan made a U-turn and drove away.
The video shows two views from hotel surveillance video — one showing the initial impact, and another from above a swimming pool that shows the Audi continuing to overturn before striking a concrete wall and coming to rest on its hood.
Kelley is listed in critical condition at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
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