Family of 3 seriously injured after car smashes through KFC window in Calgary
Calgary police say a car that smashed through the front window of a KFC restaurant in southwest Calgary on Monday evening was travelling at a high rate of speed when it left the road.
According to investigators, the grey Acura was travelling eastbound on 17 Avenue S.W. when the driver attempted to make a sharp left onto 12 Street, which was fenced off due to construction.
The vehicle then went careening into the KFC, hitting a 33-year-old man, a 30-year-old woman, and an eight-month-old infant, all of whom were sitting at a table near the window.
“The family was transported to hospital in serious, life-threatening condition and were later deemed stable,” a Tuesday news release from Calgary police stated.
Police explained the man was stable, the woman was stable but suffered “life-altering injuries.”
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“There [were] other bystanders that were asking for help to push the car off the man, who was pinned underneath the car,” witness Mario Vergera said. “There was probably at least six or seven of us that helped push the car off of him.”
“He was conscious but he was obviously in pain and asking for help.”
The driver of the Acura suffered minor injuries. Police said charges are “under investigation.”
Police said neither alcohol or drugs are considered factors, though excessive speed is.
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Police added Tuesday that it could take more than a month to finish the investigation and lay any charges.
The vehicle was not registered to the person driving it, police said.
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In a statement on Tuesday, KFC Canada said:
“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family that was injured in the crash,” President and General Manager Nivera Wallani said.
“The safety of our team members and guests remains our top priority, and we are fully cooperating with the police and EMS as they conduct their investigation.”
No KFC employees were injured in the crash.
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