Video captures moment driver crashes, flips inside Pennsylvania car wash

  • Source: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
  • Published: 01/06/2023 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: A man was rescued Tuesday afternoon after he became trapped at a Montgomery County car wash. It happened around 2:30 p.m. at the Wave Car Wash located on the 200 block of Bethlehem Pike in Colmar. Video obtained by Action News shows the moment a 77-year-old man crashed through a gate and flipped inside the car wash. Officials say the man accidentally hit the gas pedal and became trapped inside his car for roughly 90 minutes. Images shared with Action News show crews trying to rescue the man. The victim was taken to an area hospital for injuries to his leg, but he is expected to survive. Colmar resident Bill Ashmead was trying to get his car washed when he pulled up to the scene and heard what happened. "I can't even imagine the process of having a car turn over inside a car wash," said Ashmead.


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