Surveillance camera captures crash into jewelry store
SAVANNAH, G.A. (NBC) -- A scary moment for a toddler inside a Savannah, Georgia, jewelry store Saturday when a car came crashing through the store.
The security camera video shows the car barreling through the store.
Moments before the crash the store owner's 18 month old son can be seen walking pass the point of impact.
Officials said the toddler was thrown three feet into the air before landing safely and uninjured.
His father, who suffered minor injuries, says it was a gift from god that his son was not seriously injured.
"He was catapulted by the force backwards...airborne. I don't know how hard, but to me it looked like a long way. He landed in the only spot in my office were there wasn't debris on the carpet. She (driver) went between two employees, my jewelers in the back room working. Had she gone straight into the store he would have been seriously injured. So it was definitely a miracle, a gift from God that none of us got hurt,” said store owner Marion Harkleroad.
Officials said the driver of the car apparently hit the gas pedal instead of the brake when parking.