A Canadian elevator mechanic was crushed to death by his own car. The incident took place in a McDonald’s drive-through in Vancouver. Police has described his death as “tragic”.
Anthony “Tony” Eyles died on the 8th of September when he leaned out of his vehicle to pick up an item that fell as he was trying to pay for his order. He was a married father of two.
Surveillance video studied by the local police department showed that Eyles dropped an item and got out of his car to retrieve it.
The Vancouver Sun reports that when he got out to retrieve what seems to be his payment card, the vehicle rolled forward, colliding into a structural piece of the restaurant. The driver was unable to free himself from the vehicle as he was pinned between the vehicle door and frame.
“Efforts were made by first responders to revive the man, but tragically, he died on the scene,” Constable Tania Vistintin of the Vancouver Police Department said in a statement. “This is an absolutely heartbreaking scenario. Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of this man”.
McDonald’s Canada has not yet commented on the matter.
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