Two seemingly random mistakes resulted in the death of one woman and injuries to others this week in two separate incidents. The first incident was in a Dallas auction house. A car auction was in progress at the Total Resource Action sale around ten-thirty in the morning yesterday when a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee went rogue. One of the auction employee’s was driving the Jeep to the display area when the accelerator stuck.
The unstoppable Jeep went through an aluminum wall and then into the crowd. Nine people were hit, but, Thank God, none of them were killed. Injuries were all non-life threatening and consisted of mostly fractures and cuts or bruises. Five were taken to local hospitals, and four simply received treatment at the auction house.
Needless to say, I don’t think the Jeep will be selling for much.
Carwash Accidental Death
A small mistake at a carwash lead to the tragic death of 72-year-old Juana Gonzalez. Gonzalez and her family had taken their truck to a car wash in Conroe, Texas north of Houston. The family was patiently waiting for their truck when the accident happened.
A carwash worker was preparing to place the vehicle on the automated car wash track when he put the truck in “drive” instead of “neutral.” This small, but catastrophic mistake, sent the vehicle flying. The vehicle cratered through the car wash and crashed into the unlucky Mrs. Gonzalez who was 50 feet away from the car wash.
The Houston Chronicle covered the story. No one else was injured during the accident.