VIDEO: In what has been deemed an accident, the driver of a Jeep nearly ran over a car wash employee before driving over a concrete barrier into E. Sheldon St. in Prescott on Monday, Jan. 27.
Garrett Cramp, an employee of the car wash, said he was ushering the Jeep out of a car washing machine around 11 a.m. and gave the driver a signal to press on the brakes so as to let the machine’s rollers finish pushing the Jeep out.
“We don’t want to damage our track, let alone damage his vehicle, so I gave him the command to stop,” Cramp said.
But Cramp quickly found himself in a precarious situation (as shown in security footage taken at the car wash).
“It happens every now and then, even if you’re a regular or not: They’ll hit the gas instead of the brake, and this time it just ended up being a lot more deadly than it should have been,” he said.