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Update: Carwash worker dies after being struck by SUV

January 14, 2014
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BROOKLYN, N.Y. — New details have been released regarding the story of the carwash employee who was killed over the weekend, NEWS12 reported.

As PC&D previously reported, an employee, who was driving a 2010 Lincoln Navigator, attempted to move the vehicle forward at the Automated Hand Carwash, but instead, it accelerated, killing him, according to witnesses and the police. The employee was thrown out of the Navigator, and was subsequently hit as it continued to move, according to the police. Witnesses reported that the SUV continued to move “wildly for more than a block before hitting a fire hydrant.”

According the Jan. 14 NEWS12 story, the official cause of death has been listed as "blunt trauma."

More specifically, the medical examiner said the employee died from blunt injuries to the torso.

SUV goes out of control at carwash

There have been past issues with carwashes and “sudden unintended acceleration” with SUVs.

To read the full story, click here.

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