A car wash worker in Palm Beach struck and killed a 75-year-old woman and critically injured her 80-year-old husband while pulling out of the drive-through, cops said.
“He ran the lady over. He crushed her,” recalled one witness, who declined to be named.
According to police, the employee at the Marine Park car wash, had rear-ended the Honda Accord that the elderly couple arrived in as it was going through the car wash.
The pair was inspecting the damage when the worker slammed into them and then hit reverse and struck them both again, witnesses said.
He had initially backed up into the building in a panic after the rear-end collision before accelerating forward and nailing the man and woman just moments later, the witnesses said.
The woman sustained severe injuries to her head and body and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband was transported to Lutheran Medical Center and listed in critical condition.
Cops said, the car-wash worker remained on the scene and there were no immediate charges against him. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and it is urging anyone with additional information concerning the crash to contact the department at once.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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