Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Car Wash Laws?  
Yesterday, someone died at the Stony Brook Car Wash on Rt. 22, North Plainfield. He was run over by a co-worker who was moving a van.

This is the second time in three months that there's been a car wash accident in Central Jersey (at least, that I'm aware of). On October 23, 2005 a Squeaky Clean Car Wash (Rt. 28, Middlesex) employee lost control of a Jeep Cherokee he was moving out of the car wash. It lurched across the usually very busy street, through a convenience store parking lot and a three foot concrete barrier, ending up embedded in a neighborhood house 50 yards away. Luckily, no one was hurt. According to the Middlesex police log, "Gabriel Zepeda-Hilario was charged with reckless driving and being an unlicensed driver."

Was yesterday's accident also involving an unlicensed driver? The Courier-News article didn't mentioned that, only that it was still under police investigation. Someone told me that it's not illegal for an unlicensed driver to drive a car on private property but I couldn't verify that. If that's the case, that would mean that car wash owners are not responsible for making sure that their employees have drivers' licenses (not like that verifies good driving skills, but it does help). Until I know, I'm sticking with the "you drive through yourself" carwashes.

The Past:
  • December 2005
  • January 2006
  • February 2006
  • March 2006
  • May 2006
  • June 2006
  • July 2006
  • August 2006
  • December 2006
  • January 2007
  • February 2007
  • March 2007
  • April 2007
  • May 2007
  • June 2007
  • July 2007
  • August 2007
  • September 2007
  • October 2007
  • November 2007
  • December 2007
  • January 2008
  • February 2008
  • Archives 2002-05

    Jersey Links:
    Courier News
    Weird NJ Magazine
    NJ Monthly
    The Stone Pony
    NJ Diners
    NJ Blogs
    FrenchToastGirl (another Jersey Girl)

    < ? NJ Bloggers # >
    Powered by Blogger

    Weblog Commenting by