A&W worker injured after car drives into restaurant

Worker taken to hospital with serious injuries was badly burned, says witness

A&W worker injured after car drives into restaurant

Photo taken from North Vancouver RCMP Twitter post.

A food service worker at an A&W restaurant in British Columbia sustained serious injuries after a car crashed into the restaurant on Saturday, according to reports.

The incident happened at around lunch time on Marine Drive in North Vancouver. 

A vehicle crashed into the restaurant’s drive-through area, report City News, Global News and CTV News.

There was minimal damage to the vehicle – a Subaru Outback – and the building, reports CTV News, citing images from the scene.

An employee – who was at the scene during the incident – told CTV News another worker was standing near the fryer when the crash occurred. The worker was badly burned as a result of the impact, the witness said, according to the report.

The driver, meanwhile, sustained minor injuries, according to the City News report, citing a statement from North Vancouver Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Const. Mansoor Sahak.

“Primary care paramedics in two ambulances and a supervisor provided emergency medical treatment and transported one patient to hospital,” BC Emergency Health Services spokesperson Bowen Osoko said in the report.

The worker was taken to hospital and the restaurant was closed for an investigation. 

The police noted that collision investigators from the Lower Mainland's Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service were called to assist in the investigation, according to the CTV News report.

No further details about the incident were available as of writing of this article.