A man was crushed to death by his own car at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Vancouver in what police called a “heartbreaking” freak accident.
The man, who has not been identified by police, was at the fast-food eatery on Main Street around 5:30 a.m. when officials said he got out of his car to retrieve something, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported.
But the vehicle rolled forward and pinned him against the building, crushing him.
“Efforts were made by first responders to revive the man, but tragically he died on scene,” Vancouver Police Constable Tania Visintin told the CBC. “This is an absolutely heartbreaking scenario. Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of this man.”
According to the San Jose Mercury-News, the man had dropped his bank card and got out of the car to pick it up when the accident occurred.
The incident is now under investigation by the Vancouver Police Department collision unit and the British Columbia Coroner’s Office.