McDonald’s customer is CRUSHED to death in freak accident at drive-thru after his own car rolled forward and pinned him to the wall as his family watched in horror
A Vancouver man was killed in a freak accident on Thursday morning at a McDonald’s Drive-Thru.
Police and paramedics were called to the restaurant on Main and Terminal at 5:30 AM, responding to reports of a single vehicle collision, where they found a man pinned between his vehicle and the building structure.
After reviewing surveillance footage, investigators determined he had been attempting to pay for his food, when he dropped his bank card. He opened the door to lean out and pick it up, but the car rolled forward, crushing him between the door and the frame. He was unable to free himself, and died on the scene.
“When he went to pick up the item, the vehicle rolled forward, colliding into a structural piece of the restaurant,” police said in a statement. “The driver was unable to free himself from the vehicle as he was pinned between the vehicle door and frame.”
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
“This is an absolutely heartbreaking scenario,” Constable Tania Visintin said in a statement. “Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of this man.”
The man’s body was covered with a blue tarp and his car was towed as police investigated and customers who arrived to the restaurants for breakfast were shocked by the scene.
An investigation is being conducted by the Collision Investigation Unit of the Vancouver Police Department and the British Columbia Coroners Service.