A man was killed inside a Southern California car wash after he got out of his vehicle and as w pinned against machinery, authorities said Monday.
The fatal accident happened late Friday at a self-service car wash in the 2100 block of East Valley Parkway in Escondido, which is about 35 miles north of downtown San Diego and 110 miles south of central Los Angeles, police said.
That’s where the unidentified man, 56, became “trapped between a 2014 Scion XB and a part of the car wash machinery,” police said in a statement.
“The preliminary investigation indicated that the man drove into the car wash and for an unknown reason, tried to exit his vehicle,” the statement continued.
The car lurched forward and left, pinning the man to a column that houses one of the large rolling brushes when it’s not in use, Lt. Scott Walters said.