Part Of Maywood Car Wash Collapses, Forcing Business To Close

Monday, July 9, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The front of Caribe Car Wash in Maywood after an incident on Monday. | Courtesy Maywood Fire Department 

A Maywood car wash may be out of business for some time while its owners make critical repairs after a July 9 incident.

According to Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh, no injuries were reported after the part of Caribe Hand Car Wash, 320 Lake St., collapsed just after 4:10 p.m. on Monday.

“There was a partial collapse of the front of the building,” Bronaugh said. “Part of the ceiling came down, along with the overhead doors, toward the front wash bays where they wash the cars.”

Bronaugh said that it appeared that someone may have backed an automobile into the building.

“I’m not sure if that was the direct cause of the incident, but it likely played a part in the collapse,” he said.


Fire department personnel and Caribe workers after part of the building collapsed on Monday. | Courtesy Maywood Fire Department 

Bronaugh said that there were employees inside of the business at the time and that the incident caused the car wash to close.

“They’ll likely be closed for a little while,” he said, adding that the fire department had recommended that the building owner have someone certified in structural engineering take a look at the building before business opens back up.

“I am asking code to follow up with them on that,” Bronaugh said.

Attempts to contact representatives of Caribe Car Wash were unsuccessful on Monday evening. More as this story develops. VFP 

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One thought on “Part Of Maywood Car Wash Collapses, Forcing Business To Close

  1. This is what happens when the Village does not do building inspections. Building collapses can KILL people. There is a building on the southwest corner of Ninth and St Charles that has boards holding up the top of the front facade of the building. People actual LIVE full time in this building!!! How many other buildings are in danger of collapse of some sort – Roof, walls, etc.? Obviously the Village Manager and Code Coordinator don’t give a rat’s behind about it. And so we, the residents, must be concerned about out safety from something other than shootings, gangs, cartels, and the corrupt police department. What next?

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