Brooklyn Car Wash Worker Killed In ‘Freak Accident’

01/17/2014 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley // (press release)

Brooklyn, NY—A freak accident at a Brooklyn car wash left a worker dead on Sunday, January 12, 2014. The fatal accident occurred around 3 p.m. at the Automated Hand Car Wash on Atlantic and Bedford Avenue in Bedford Stuyvesant, the New York Post reported.

According to officials, the SUV suddenly lunged out of its parking spot into traffic as the car wash worker was trying to move it to be cleaned. The SUV was subsequently hit by a Nissan Altima, causing the worker to fall out of the vehicle, where he was then hit by the SUV.

“I … was paying for my car to finish getting detailed when I heard a bang. I thought … ‘Oh God, my car!’ ” said James Blackwell, owner of the SUV for about a month, to the New York Post. “Another car smashed into it and knocked the car-wash employee out.

Responding emergency medical crews rushed the worker to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A full investigation is underway.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for New York personal injury lawyers.

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