Delorean Wall says his daughter is lucky to be alive after a car fleeing from police hit a parked car and shoved it into her while she was playing outside their Pennsylvania home.
"I still can't believe it," Wall told The Huffington Post. "It was terrifying."
Wall's 8-year-old daughter, Cassidy, was playing with a scooter on the sidewalk outside their Erie home on May 9 when a car fleeing from police struck a parked car and pushed it into the child.
A neighbor's surveillance camera captured the entire incident.
"I fell and flew in the air, and I landed on my head," Cassidy told Erie's WSEE News.
The video not only shows the vehicle strike Cassidy, but it also shows her 5-year-old sister, Zmyiah, barely dodge being struck by it.
Cassidy was taken to a hospital with some bruises and slight concussion but amazingly, she suffered no serious injuries.
Wall, 32, said he is just grateful his daughter’s injuries were not worse.
“I am relieved,” he told HuffPost. "She really could of got hurt."
Following the incident, police charged two men in connection with the crash. Erie's WICU News has identified the men as 18-year-old Angelo Moore and Brandon Carlson. Moore, WICU reports, is facing multiple charges, including attempting to elude police, aggravated assault by vehicle, and possession of marijuana. Carlson reportedly faces drug and weapons charges.
Wall said he feels the Erie Police Department holds some responsibility in the crash that injured his daughter.
"We live in a residential area," Wall told HuffPost. There was no siren to warn anybody to get out of the way. [The officer] should have let [the suspected driver] go and caught up to him later."
Wall said he is considering legal action against the city.
"I've got a lawyer and I'm going to see what he says," said Wall. "My daughters are still both terrified because of this. My 5-year-old does not want to sleep by herself and my 8-year-old does not even want to come outside."
A spokesperson for the Erie Police Department did not return a call for comment from HuffPost on Friday.