Fayette County

Woman runs over man at car wash

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.

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.