News Story


Thousand Oaks - Worker Pinned Between Vehicles at Car Wash
4/3/2013 1:30:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Injured worker at Village Hand Wash Car Wash

Report Number:



Village Handwash Car Wash

3369 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

April 2, 2013   1 PM


Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence



(P) Gus Carranza







A worker at the Village Hand Wash Car Wash was injured today after he drove a limousine onto the wash tracks, got out of the vehicle and inadvertently left the vehicle's transmission in reverse. As the vehicle moved backward, the worker attempted to stop it by pushing it from behind.  As he did this, he was trapped between the limousine and a Buick Sport Utility Vehicle that was behind it.


The worker, Gus Carranza, 22 yrs., was treated by AMR and transported to Los Robles ER for medical treatment for a possible broken leg.  No others were injured.   The incident is under investigation by the Thousand Oaks Police Department's Traffic Bureau.



Prepared by:

Sergeant B. Payton


Media Release Date:

April 2, 2013


Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant B. Payton




Approved by:

Captain Luis Obregon



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).