A man was killed in an accident outside of this Brooklyn car wash on Sunday. (Credit Peter Gerber)A man was killed in an accident outside of this Brooklyn car wash on Sunday. (Credit Peter Gerber)
NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Authorities are investigating an accident that left a man dead outside of a Brooklyn car wash on Sunday.
A male employee of the car wash was attempting to move a 2010 Lincoln Navigator from the lot when it entered Atlantic Avenue.
The SUV was struck by a Nissan Altima, causing the man to be ejected from the Navigator and then struck by the vehicle, police said. The Navigator continued to travel westbound on Atlantic Ave until it struck a fire hydrant and came to a stop.
Police and EMS arrived on the scene and discovered a Hispanic male, in his 30’s, unconscious and unresponsive. The man was transported to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
James Blackwell, the owner of the Navigator, told 1010 WINS reporter Glenn Schuck that he heard a bang before watching the accident unfold.
“I look, the gentleman is laying out in the street. My car was going down Atlantic Avenue by itself. The back wheels from what I understand, I think rolled over him,” Blackwell said.
The driver and a passenger of the Altima remained on the scene and were also taken to Kings County Hospital with reports of pain.