Man mows down wife after accidentally throwing their SUV into reverse at gas station in Queens
The accident happened around noon at a gas station in Maspeth, New York when Isabel Ramirez-Cohetero, 51, and her husband, 50, were washing their red Jeep Commander
NEW YORK: A man accidentally ran over and killed his wife on Saturday, August 17, just moments after they finished washing their vehicle.
The accident happened around noon at a gas station in Maspeth, New York when Isabel Ramirez-Cohetero, 51, and her husband, 50, were washing their red Jeep Commander.
According to reports, the couple had moved their SUV in an effort to dry the vehicle when the husband realized that he had left the car in reverse.
Upon realizing it, he immediately jumped back inside his car to put on the brake, but accidentally hit the gas pedal and ramming the Jeep into his unsuspecting wife.
Isabel was rushed to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center with body trauma, where she was pronounced dead, officials said.
“A man ran inside crying ‘My wife, my wife, my wife in serious condition. Call the ambulance.’ He kept on repeating ambulance, ambulance,” Firoz Khan, 51, an attendant at the gas station who called 911 for the distraught husband, was quoted as saying by NYPost.
”I went outside and I saw the lady laying on the ground on her back. Her head was to the [fence] and her feet were towards [the store]. I saw them putting her on the stretcher…she was not moving,” he added.
“This is sad. I feel sorry for the husband. He was crying, he was upset.”
The BP gas station was less than a mile from the couple’s Queens home, authorities said.
The couple’s son said, “She was my mother. That’s my dad. He can’t talk right now. He is still crying.”
The entire family has come together to stand by Cohetero’s husband during a difficult time.
A man who identified himself as the victim’s brother said, “It's in the family, that's why we don't want to talk about it. It was an accident. Nobody is wrong.”
No arrests have been made as the investigation of the tragic event is still underway.