A woman was killed after her husband mowed her down at a NYC car wash. 50 year old Marco Salas and his wife, 51 year old Isabel Cohetero were washing their car at a BP service station on Eliot Ave in Queens when the accident occurred. The couple had finished rinsed off their jeep when it started to slowly roll backward. The husband realized it was in reverse and jumped in the car to stop it. In the rush he hit the gas instead of the breaks and pinned her between the car and the guardrail. The husband realizing what he did, frantically ran to the station to ask for help. Isabel was rushed to the hospital but she didn’t survive.
The couple has been living for the last 24 year at the same address in Ridgewood. They have two sons and a daughter. According the the NY Daily News, the husband was struggling to keep it together after the terrible accident.
Bringing a claim against a family member is always difficult
Sadly, car accidents caused by family members or friends occur on regular basis. Very often it involves children and driveways where a parent backs up without noticing the child behind the car. Our firm recently represented a wife whose husband inadvertently backed into her unaware that she was behind the vehicle.
It is always emotionally difficult to bring a lawsuit against a family member. However in accident cases you actually seeking compensation from an insurance company.
Picture showing the location of the car accident: courtesy of Google