Five car crash at Oregon car wash. Worker with no license charged.

July 16, 2014


Oregonian: “Ramirez-Ramirez did not have a valid driver’s license. [C]ited for driving while suspended.”

images-4 “Car wash employee cited after crashing customer’s SUV into 4 other vehicles in Beaverton.” 

Crash at the car wash. Photo by the Oregonian.
Crash at the car wash. Photo by the Oregonian.

We’ve taken a vote at my house and have ruled Juan Ramirez-Ramirez was having a very, very bad day. Sadly, the woman who was injured in one of the five vehicles cracked up at the Beaverton Car Wash was having a worse one, because Juan’s problem with the accelerator sent her to the hospital. From the Oregonian,

Juan Ramirez-Ramirez, 34, of Beaverton, told a Beaverton police officer through a translator that the throttle of the Jeep Commander became stuck as he was driving it atBeaverton Car Wash12425 S.W. Canyon Rd., on Saturday, according to a Beaverton police report. He said it would not stop when he stepped on the brake while pulling into the drying area.

An owner of one of the damaged vehicles who speaks Spanish told police he overheard another employee tell Ramirez-Ramirez that he needed to slow down when driving out of the car wash, the report said.

The witness said he was standing next to the exit of the car wash when he saw Ramirez-Ramirez get into the Jeep, rev the engine and speed into the witness’ Toyota Camry and then a Honda Civic, the report said. The impact sent the Honda Civic into an Acura MDX and Honda Pilot, according to the report.

The owner of the Honda Pilot was taken to the hospital with injuries to her feet and legs, the report said. The woman reported that she was standing outside the car and two of her children were inside when the car was hit. No one else was injured.

Juan didn’t have a legit license and he couldn’t speak English because he needed a translator. Gee, I wonder why? Could Juan be illegally in the United States? Did his employer know? If Juan was driving cars, how come his boss didn’t check to see if he had a driver’s license? Oh, never mind.