Man Killed In Horrifying ‘Freak Accident’ At McDonald’s Drive-Thru Window

A Canadian man was killed in a freak accident at a McDonald’s drive-thru window in Vancouver. The unnamed customer was said to have opened his door to pick something up that he’d dropped from the window while paying. However, as he opened the door, the car rolled forward, trapping him between the door and the frame, Vancouver Police said.

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The Vancouver McDonald’s where an unnamed man was killed in a freak accident.
  1. Emergency responders arrived on the scene quickly but were unable to save him. As Police Constable Tania Visintin said in a news release: “Efforts were made by first responders to revive the man, but tragically, he died on the scene. This is an absolutely heartbreaking scenario. Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of this man.”
  2. The incident was caught on surveillance video. Police have video of the incident but are still encouraging any other customers with dashcam footage or any eyewitnesses to come forward with information.
  3. No other vehicles were involved in the tragic accident. As Visintin told 680 News, the accident was rare in that it involved no other cars. “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.”


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