The tragedy happened at about 5.30am on Wednesday morning at a McDonald’s in Vancouver that saw a man pinned as his car rolled forward at a drive-thru
A man was killed in a horrifying freak accident as his own car rolled towards him at a McDonald’s drive-thru as he tried to pay for food.
Canadian police said that CCTV footage showed the driver, who has not been named, dropping an object – said to be a bank card – from his vehicle while paying for items.
When the man went to pick up the dropped item at the fast food giant the vehicle rolled forward, pinning him between the door and frame.
Constable Tania Visintin, of Vancouver Police, said in a statement: “Efforts were made by first responders to revive the man, but tragically, he died on scene.
“This is an absolutely heartbreaking scenario. Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of this man.”
The tragedy happened at about 5.30am on Wednesday morning at a McDonald’s in the western Canadian city.
Family members of the dead man as well as restaurant staff all witnessed the accident unfold, according to Global News.
680 News reports that constable Visintin added: “People aren’t used to seeing this type of incident happen, especially at your workplace. I would assume everyone is shaken up.
“Usually when we hear about a fatal motor vehicle accident it is usually, typically a crash with another vehicle.
“So the fact that no other vehicle was involved… this seems like a freak accident.”
An investigation is being conducted by the Collision Investigation Unit of the Vancouver Police Department and the British Columbia Coroners Service.
Anyone with dashcam footage who was driving in the area at the time of the incident, or anyone who may have witnessed the incident, is asked to call investigators at 604-717-3012.