McDonald's Customer Dies in Freak Drive-Thru Accident

A man was killed when he was pinned by his own car while going through a McDonald's drive-thru on Wednesday morning.

The man was paying for his order when he dropped his bank card at around 5:30 a.m. at the Vancouver restaurant, police said.

Surveillance footage showed the driver reaching to pick up the item when the vehicle rolled forward, colliding into a "structural piece" of the drive-thru, the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) said in a statement released later that day.

The driver was unable to free himself from the vehicle as he was "pinned between the vehicle door and frame," the statement added.

Officers were called by Vancouver Fire Rescue Services to the McDonald's on Main and Terminal streets to assist with a single-car collision, however the man reportedly died at the scene. Members of his family and restaurant staff witnessed his death, police said.

"Efforts were made by first responders to revive the man, but tragically, he died on scene," Constable Tania Visintin with the VPD said in a news release. "This is an absolutely heartbreaking scenario. Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of this man."

The VPD's Collision Investigation Unit and BC Coroner Services are now investigating.

Newsweek has contacted the Vancouver Police Department for comment.

In August, a man was shot in the face inside a McDonald's after two customers became embroiled in an altercation.

The brawl occurred inside the restaurant in Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, at about 4:40 p.m. ET on August 11, police said.

The disagreement escalated and one man was reportedly shot in the face inside the popular eatery on the 1100 block of East McMillan Street, the Cincinnati Police Department told The Cincinnati Enquirer.

The victim was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, according to the newspaper.

Earlier this year, a young girl was fatally shot and her father seriously wounded at a Chicago McDonald's drive-thru.

The 7-year-old girl and 29-year-old man were inside their vehicle at the McDonald's drive-thru on the 3200-block of W. Roosevelt at around 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, April 18.

A McDonald's employee told local media outlets he saw two men jump out of another car in the drive-thru lane and open fire when they got close to the vehicle.

The young girl was shot multiple times and pronounced dead after she arrived at hospital.

And a McDonald's in Nevada also witnessed a fatal shooting after a gunman shot a teenage girl working at the drive-thru.

Kylee Leniz, aged 16, of Elko, Nevada, was working at the fast-food chain just off Interstate 80 when a man pulled up and shot her through the window.

The teenager was rushed to a local hospital but she was later pronounced dead.

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File photo: A car picks up an order at the drive-thru window of a McDonald's in Illinois. A man was killed while going through a McDonald’s drive-thru when his car rolled forward, pinning him, Vancouver Police said. Tim Boyle/Getty Images