Maryland Car Accident at Carwash Leads to Fatality
Posted on Jan 24, 2011
The family of Gavino Euseda was devastated to learn that he was killed in a fatal crash just after 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at the Flagship Carwash on Hungerford Drive in Rockville.
Police say that Julio Cesar Coreas-Portillo, a fellow employee of the Flagship Carwash, was driving a Jeep out when the accident occurred. However, no one is sure why he lost control, be it driver error, mechanical error, or other circumstances. Horrified onlookers watched as the Jeep accelerated out of control, pinning two other carwash workers.
"This was [...] something these employees were not prepared for and [...] they did not have time to get out of the way," said spokesperson for Montgomery County Police, Lucille Baur.
Police officer Chris Day was in line waiting to put his police cruiser through the car wash when he heard the call for help. His training paid off, as he was able to act quickly and help the two victims even before the truck had been stabilized.
"I first saw a gentleman saying, ‘It hurts, it hurts, it hurts,' [...] and I looked down and saw feet at an angle. So I realized I had two people pinned underneath this vehicle," said Day.
The investigation into what caused the loss of control of the Jeep is still ongoing.
The Maryland car accident attorneys at Nickelsporn & Lundin would like to offer our sincere sympathies and condolences to the family and relatives involved in this unfortunate accident. We wish a speedy recovery for those injured.
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