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Bedford Avenue car wash worker killed from out of control Lincoln Navigator

By Mason White 6:29 PM January 13, 2014
Scene of the incident 

By: Debbie Gross
(Scroll down for video) A car wash employee is dead after a large SUV went out of control, according to rescue workers in New York.

Brooklyn Police said that an employee at a car wash was killed in a freak accident during work on Sunday afternoon.

The worker was handling the 2010 Lincoln Navigator at 3:00 p.m., and while he was trying to move it forward at Automated Hand Car Wash, which is located on Bedford Avenue corner Atlantic Avenue, the SUV suddenly accelerated on Atlantic Avenue, police and witnesses said.

The SUV was hit by a 2007 Nissan Altima.

The collision threw the employee off the Navigator, and was then hit by the SUV, which continued to move out of control.

Witnesses said that the Navigator kept rolling wildly for more than a block before hitting a fire hydrant.

“I cannot talk right now,” the distressed manager of the car wash said.

“We have a tragedy here,” he said.

The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital in critical condition, a spokesperson for the Fire Department said. He later died.

The man’s identity was not released pending family notification, police said.

The driver and a passenger in the Nissan were taken to a hospital after suffering from minor injuries.