The Sacramento Bee
Last modified: 2014-07-18T19:31:12Z
Published: Friday, Jul. 18, 2014 - 3:09 pm
Six people were injured Friday morning when an employee at an Elk Grove car wash lost control of a vehicle, which then crashed into other vehicles and a nearby building.
Elk Grove police spokesman Officer Christopher Trim said the incident occurred about 11:30 a.m. at the Bubbles Car Wash, 8458 Bond Road. He said a car wash employee was driving a Ford Explorer out of the wash area into the drying area and lost control of the SUV. Trim said confusion at the scene led to initial reports that the vehicle was being driven by its owner.
Trim said the Explorer struck a vehicle in the drying area that was being tended to by four car wash employees. It then continued through the parking lot, striking a building housing S&G Carpet and
More, then back into the parking lot, where it struck a parked vehicle and a pole.
Trim said five people were taken to area hospitals, one with critical injuries and the other four with moderate injuries. A sixth person was treated for minor injuries at the scene. Trim said he did not know whether all the injured were car wash employees.
The building housing the carpet business sustained exterior damage, he said. No one inside the building was injured.
An investigation is under way to determine what caused the driver to lose control of the Explorer.
Six people were injured in a collision at an Elk Grove car wash late Friday morning.
According to the Elk Grove Police Department, a car wash employee was driving a Ford Expedition out of the wash area at Bubbles Car Wash & Detail on Bond Road when the SUV suddenly surged forward and hit a Dodge Charger in the drying area. Six employees drying the Charger were injured, one critically.
The Expedition continued out of the property onto the road, where it swung a U- turn into trees and nearly struck a carpet store next to the car wash, police said.
The Cosumnes Fire Department said five of the injured were transported to area hospitals and one person was treated at the scene.