• BREAKING NEWS ABC shows live and on-demand -- Download the WATCH ABC app!

Car slams Temecula car wash, pins man to wall

Aris Pepes, 59, slammed his car into the waiting area of a Temecula car wash, seriously injuring 62-year-old Richard Powell of Burbank on Saturday, Oct. 9.2010.

October 10, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Burbank man is in critical condition after a car slammed into him at a Temecula car wash Saturday afternoon.Richard Powell, 62, suffered a serious leg injury. Deputies said he was in the car wash waiting area when he was pinned between a car and a wall.

The driver, 59-year-old Aris Pepes of Temecula, suffered minor injuries. Authorities said that one other person involved in the crash declined medical treatment.

Investigators are looking into whether Pepes may have been trying to back out of the car wash, which is located at 44262 Apis Road near Wolf Creek Parkway.

City News Service contributed to this report.