I think it means "it hit me/it occurred to me/suddenly I thought of it".
This is not a common usage, but it´s not wrong, since it is a registered use in the Thesaurus dictionaries:https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/remind
In this sense it worth noticing the Thesaurus the related meaning to those words:remember, recollect, recall, remind, reminisce mean to bring an image or idea from the past into the mind. Remember implies a keeping in memory that may be effortless or unwilled. ⟨remembers that day as though it were yesterday⟩
So, in a certain way there´s no subject, it´s no somebody that made him/her recollect, that jogged her memory, the recollection takes place without anyone triggering it, sort of. We can see there the words "recollect/flash back to/jog" etc.
Isn´t it nice how English words may convey a different sense of the usual? Language never fails to surprise and amaze us! I concede that it´s not everyday (or everyone, for that matter) that writes this way. Hence your alert sense got perked up!