COURTENAY -- A young Courtenay woman suffered serious injuries when she accidentally pinned herself between her vehicle and the drive-thru wall at a McDonald's restaurant on Vancouver Island on Remembrance Day morning.
Emergency services personnel including ambulance and Courtenay Fire Rescue worked together to free the driver of a van who was pinned between the wall of the drive-thru and the van door.
The Comox Valley RCMP had received a report from the McDonald's staff of a woman trapped in their drive-thru. Initial investigation has revealed that during an exchange of money at the drive-thru window, money was dropped.
The driver of the van opened her door and in an effort to retrieve the money reached to the ground. It was at this time that her foot appears to have released from the brake which then set her van in motion, pinning her between the wall and her van. The van also rear-ended another vehicle in the drive-thru.
The driver, a 33-year-old Courtenay woman was transported to St. Joseph's hospital in Comox. She has since been airlifted out of the area with serious head and chest injuries.
The Comox Valley RCMP are reminding drivers to be cautious at all times when operating a vehicle. Placing your vehicle in park when taking part in possibly distracting activities is highly recommended.
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