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Car accidents: Tragedy at Brooklyn car wash kills 1, injures 1

An elderly couple suffered a devastating experience in New York on a recent Tuesday afternoon. The 85-year-old wife lost her life in one of those car accidents that leaves more questions than answers. The woman's 90-year-old husband was left fighting for his life.

Reportedly, the incident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. at a car wash facility in Brooklyn. Authorities say the couple was checking the damage to their car, which was rear-ended by a Jeep just as their car came out of the car wash. They say the Jeep was in neutral and had rolled forward, so the bump was minor. However, this was where the tragedy started.

Surveillance material shows that a car wash attendant got into the Jeep and backed it into the garage, striking the building. For reasons yet to be determined, he then drove forward, smashing into the couple who were still standing behind their car. Inexplicably, the attendant allegedly repeated the backing up and racing forward two more times, striking the husband and wife each time.

Authorities say paramedics rushed to the accident scene to find the wife had succumbed to catastrophic injuries. Her husband was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. According to police, no problem could be identified with the Jeep, although witnesses say the 61-year-old attendant appeared to be dazed when he exited the Jeep.

Car accidents frequently have devastating consequences and surviving loved ones and injured victims may be entitled to pursue financial relief through the New York civil justice system. If evidence of negligence exists, there might be grounds to file personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits. An experienced attorney can assist with the process involved in the pursuit of financial relief for financial and emotional damages.

Source: CBS New York, "Woman Killed, Husband Seriously Hurt In Crash At Brooklyn Car Wash", May 1, 2018

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