Carwash Crash Claims Fairfax Woman’s Life

Carwash Crash Claims Fairfax Woman’s Life

A Fairfax City woman lost her life last Saturday after being struck by a car at Flagship Carwash where she worked. City of Fairfax police identified her as Martha Clemencia Nguyen.

Officers responded June 29 at 10:56 a.m. to the business’s parking lot, at 10874 Fairfax Blvd., for a report of an automobile that had crashed into three employees there. 

According to police, “Investigation revealed that, after exiting the carwash bay in their vehicle, a customer struck a nearby car on the lot before hitting a group of employees. All three employees sustained injuries, one of which was life-threatening, and were transported to [Inova] Fairfax Hospital.”

Tragically, Nguyen died as a result of her injuries. The driver remained at the scene, and City police are continuing their investigation into the circumstances leading up to the crash. They say it appears that neither speed nor alcohol were contributing factors.

Later that day, Fairfax Mayor Catherine Read issued a statement about the incident. “Our hearts go out to the victims, their families and others who witnessed this event unfold,” she said. “Such an unexpected loss of life impacts our community, and we share the grief many are feeling who know the victims and bystanders.”

--Bonnie Hobbs