McDonalds drive-through death as man crushed by own car in freak accident

Police say a man died being crushed by his own vehicle in a "freak accident" at a McDonald's drive-thru in Canada on September 8.

Vancouver officers and Fire and Rescue Services responded to a call at the fast-food restaurant's 1527 Main St. location at around 5.30am.

Surveillance footage shows the driver dropping his bank card out of his vehicle while paying for his order but when he went to pick up the item, the vehicle rolled forward and collided with a structural piece of the restaurant.

The vehicle became stuck onto the driver who was unable to free himself from between the vehicle door and frame.

"Efforts were made by first responders to revive the man, but tragically, he died on scene," said Const. Tania Visintin.

"This is an absolutely heartbreaking scenario. Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of this man."

According to CBS, members of the public and his family witnessed his death.

The Vancouver Police Department's Collision Investigation Unit and the B.C. Coroners Service are now investigating.

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.

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This news comes after, an inquest held last week heard how a man was found dead under a car in Wales.

The man who was allegedly trying to steal a catalytic converter from a BMW was killed when the car fell on him.

Daniel Stephens, 25, from Pontypool, was found dead by the owner of the vehicle in a car park on High Street, Cymmer, Porth at about 6am on August 12, 2020.

An inquest into Mr Stephens' death at Pontypridd Coroners Court on Tuesday heard that Mr Stephens was feeling "down and stressed" the night before he died due to needing money for family courts.

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