Florida man accused of running down pregnant girlfriend with vehicle

Posted at 5:09 PM, Jan 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-29 20:14:22-05

Florida police say a pregnant woman was run down by a car driven by her boyfriend.

The hit-and-run was recorded on a home surveillance camera Monday.

Witnesses watched in horror as the car barreled straight into the woman.

“He hits her, right, dead on. She went flying. She went flying over the hood,” says Pete Rijos a witness.

Pete Rijos is one of many who saw the crash happen. It happened in broad daylight. Witnesses watched the driver, Justin Colby, simply walk away.

“All I could hear was him screaming ‘Oh no, oh no, oh’ and I run outside and he was running out and he was like ‘I know I’m going to jail, I know I’m going to jail,” and I just started screaming at him ‘You can’t run away, you can’t run away,’’” says Jessica Austin, another witness.

A camera at a nearby home captured the entire incident. You see 32-year-old Crystal Noordhuizen walking across Westwood Drive just west of US 19. She makes it to the shoulder then a white Dodge Charger swerves off the road, hits her and then slams into the pole.

The driver, who deputies identified as her boyfriend Justin Colby, backs up and then gets out of the car. Moments later he casually walks away.

“He said ‘I know I’m going to jail, I know I’m going to jail, but not now’, and he ran up the street and got his motorcycle and headed out,” says a witness.

Jessica Austin was with her mother and ran down to help.

“She just kinda, you know, I don’t know, I was just holding on to her and stuff like that and she told me her name and stuff like that, and I was just rubbing her back and she was really sweet and she kept saying she was paralyzed and stuff like that, but I think she was just in shock,” says Austin.

At Colby’s first appearance, his attorney argued he should be granted bond. The judge agreed. It was set at a half-million dollars. Colby didn’t look pleased.

Colby is charged with two counts of attempted homicide.

The woman was treated for minor injuries at a nearby hospital.