CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A 97-year-old man was not hurt after he accidentally drove his vehicle through a McDonald’s window and into the restaurant’s dining area Saturday morning.
Around 10:45 a.m. rescue crews were called out to the McDonald’s on 28th near I-96.
Cascade Township. Fire Lt. Doug Venema told 24 Hour News 8 a 97-year-old gentleman drove through a wall and into the dining area of the McDonald’s.
Kent County Sheriff’s Department says the driver had backed into a parking spot near the building and when he was leaving, he put the car in reverse instead of drive. He accidentally accelerated backward, jumped the curb,
and couldn’t stop before driving into the building.
The driver was still in his car when firefighters arrived at the accident and they helped him out of the parked vehicle. The driver was not injured.
Fortunately, no one was sitting in the dining area when the vehicle busted through the wall.
Around 12:30 p.m., cleaning crews came in to collect the debris left by the car. The restaurant was closed, but the drive through remained open for customers.
A contractor has been called to the store to assess the damage. It is unknown if the driver will be ticketed for the accident.