Just after 6 p.m. on the evening of Monday, August 5, a KFC in Calgary received a dramatic surprise. To the shock and dismay of many, a car crashed through the Calgary KFC, sending three people to the hospital and traumatizing several customers and bystanders.
According to CBC News, a grey Honda crashed through a construction barrier and then directly into the front of the KFC restaurant. The car finally came to a full stop after it had already burst through the building.
An EMS representative told CBC News that the driver was assessed on the scene and did not sustain any reported injuries.
The three individuals transported to the hospital following the incident were all from the same family, Global News reported. A 33-year-old man was in serious condition after being pinned beneath the car.
Really difficult to understand how someone could have crashed into this restaurant! 3 taken to hospital after car s… https://t.co/dymWRFKq0H— L.H. Kirkland (@L.H. Kirkland)1565092912.0
A witness told Global News that a group of bystanders came together to help push the car off of the man. The witness explained that he was conscious, though he was clearly in pain and asking for help.
In addition, a woman in her 30s was transported to Foothills Medical Centre, as well as an eight-month-old child for precautionary reasons.
A witness, Cassandra Raugust, shared a video on Twitter along with a caption which that read, “the driver told me she wasn’t –gawd I hope so–we had to get the car moved to get the man out from under it.” According to CBC News, the police are still investigating the cause of the crash.
This just happened at the @kfc on 17 ave ... the driver told me she wasn’t drinking - gawd I hope so - we had to ge… https://t.co/azvx76g5HK— 𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙧𝙖 𝙍𝙖𝙪𝙜𝙪𝙨𝙩🇨🇦 (@𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙧𝙖 𝙍𝙖𝙪𝙜𝙪𝙨𝙩🇨🇦)1565052279.0
Though there is little information surrounding the driver responsible for the crash, the Internet is jokingly pointing fingers at another fast food chain–Popeye.
Stay tuned for more information on the incident.