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March 01, 2012
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Woman crashes through carwash door


JACKSON, MI — A woman drove her car through the door of the Oasis Car Wash here, reported.

The Nov. 27 story stated that police responded to a call and discovered a car had crashed through the garage door of the carwash. They found the driver was still inside the vehicle.

The business was closed at the time of the incident, and the building suffered extensive damage, according to the story.

Police believe the woman suffers from a mental illness and was not aware of what she was doing. The story noted that she was not arrested, and she was transported to a hospital for treatment.

See video of deer running through carwash


SOMERSWORTH, NH — We have seen videos of cars speeding through carwashes, but now this is a first. A video, found here, shows a deer sprinting through an in-bay automatic bay. A story from WMUR 9 said the video was uploaded yesterday by an “aaronw.”

The Nov. 29 story shows the deer actually breaking through the polycarbonate door on the other side of the bay. As you will see in the video, the deer seems to be okay.

“I just still can't figure out how an animal that size made it in between the 24-inch opening between the aluminum door frame. Evidently it was easier than it looks,” aaronw wrote about the video.

Woman gets stuck in car inside carwash


ERIE, PA — Fire fighters responded to a call to rescue a woman who was stuck in her car inside a carwash bay here, according to the Boston Herald.

The Dec. 30 story said the crews got to the carwash around 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 29 and found the entrance and exit doors down at the ends of the bay and the woman and her car were inside.

However, it appears as if the woman simply didn’t drive far enough to trigger the exit door.

Customers getting trapped inside of a bay has happened before at carwashes. PC&D reported about a mother and her teenage daughter in Arnold, MO, who were trapped inside an automatic carwash for more than 30 minutes in June, 2008. Patricia Garside and her daughter drove into the Jeffco Auto Price carwash around 9 p.m. on June 11 when the rotating electronic arm started pulsating water at the car and didn’t stop. At around 9:30 p.m., firefighters arrived on the scene, but were unable to find the shut-off switch. They then forced open the door and were able to back the car out of the bay.

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