A Michigan woman is lucky to be alive after she was hit by a vehicle and thrown through the glass window of a tanning salon.
The incident occurred on May 21 and was captured by surveillance cameras (video below). A woman is seen walking on the sidewalk when a white SUV appears and runs her over.
The SUV crashed into the front of Chili Peppers Tanning in Madison Heights, Michigan, and launched the woman through the glass window.
"I heard her scream. She tried to run in the other direction and she had no time to get out of the way,” Brittni McAlpine, who works at the salon, told Click On Detroit. “The car lifted her up and threw her through the window.”
McAlpine called for help while Cuong Nguyen, who works at the restaurant next door, attended to the injured woman.
First responded arrived within a minute and rushed the woman to the hospital. The woman suffered serious injuries but her brother said she is lucky to be alive.
“She was all crumbled up,” Nguyen said.
WXYZ reported that the driver, a 77-year-old woman, may have passed out behind the vehicle or had a medical condition. Police said a ledge prevented the truck from crushing the pedestrian.
The investigation is ongoing.
Photo Credit: Click On Detroit