Marine Park, Brooklyn- An elderly woman died and an elderly man is in critical condition after an out-of-control vehicle struck them outside a carwash, according to officials.
The fatal collision occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m. outside a carwash located at the intersection of Gerritsen Ave and Ave U, the NYPD said.
Police stated that the victims were at the Mobile Gas Station standing near their Honda—which had just gone through the carwash adjacent to the gas station—when an employee of the carwash lost control of a Jeep Liberty he was backing up and hit the victims and also two vehicles. The force of the collision caused the vehicles and the victims to be pushed into the street, according to police.
After the initial collision, a witness told CBS New York that the Jeep reversed and ran over the female victim an additional time.
Police say the 85-year-old female victim was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital and the 90-year-old male victim—reportedly the woman’s husband—was brought to NYU Langone Hospital- Brooklyn with life-threatening injuries.
The 61-year-old carwash employee remained on scene after the accident. Police say the investigation is ongoing and no arrests were immediately made.