A man was sent to the hospital Tuesday night, and a woman who was with him will face charges after a crash at a car wash on Nicholasville Road.
A woman in her mid-twenties had just finished washing her Ford Mustang in the hand wash bays at Jeff's Car Wash at about 7:30 p.m. when she apparently mistook the gas pedal for the brake, said Lexington police Lt. Edward Hart.
A man accompanying her was standing next to the car and was thrown up onto the hood as the car lurched forward and went down over a four-foot retaining wall. The man was thrown about 10 feet, and the car crashed into the building that houses the automated car wash.
Neither person was identified Tuesday evening.
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Hart said the man was taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital with "serious bone injuries" that were not expected to be life-threatening.
The woman, who did not have a driver's license, was also taken to the hospital with chest injuries that might have been caused by air bag deployment. Hart said she will be charged with driving without a license.
He said the woman had just bought the car Tuesday.
"Her unfamiliarity with the vehicle may have been a contributing factor," he said.