GRAND RAPIDS, Mich, (WOOD) - The driver of a car who drove off a raised parking lot and landed on the street below on Grand Rapids' northeast side was able to walk away from the accident, according to police.
It started in the parking lot of a Walgreens at the corner of Knapp Street NE and Fuller Avenue NE Tuesday afternoon. That parking lot is a few yards higher than the road.
Police say the driver simply lost his patience and stepped on the gas.
The car flew about 25 feet through the air after leaving the parking lot and landed in the middle of Fuller Avenue NE, police said.
A witness at the scene told 24 Hour News 8 it looked like a stunt straight out of a movie.
"I'm walking and I see a car flying over a barrier, and I'm thinking it's an action movie but I don't see no cameras or nothing," witness Kevin Houseworth said.
The car landed on its roof. Pieces of it were littered across the road.
"I was screaming, '911' to some guys out front before he even hit the ground and pulled him out," witness Matt Tiffany said.
Tiffany was working on a light pole about 40 feet up in the air and saw everything unfold.
"He missed me by a couple feet, maybe less," Tiffany said. "Straight on down through. Never turned, hit his brakes, nothing, and just said, 'bye-bye.'"
The driver was able to walk around and explain to police why he pulled such a stunt.
"He admitted to one of the police officers after he realized he about killed someone that he was just upset and angry right now," Tiffany said.
No one else was injured.
"Luckily his seatbelt was on, the air bag worked. It was just amazing. Got to be an angel there for him," another witness said.
It did not appear that drugs or alcohol were factors and that the driver simply had some "anger management" issues.
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