The Vancouver Police Department confirmed on Tuesday that a Canadian was run over to death by his own car in a drive-thru at a McDonald’s last week.
Tony Eyles of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, was a father of two and leaves behind a wife. He was pronounced dead on September 8 at the scene of the accident. He was 42 years old.
According to secure surveillance video by police that shows the fatal crash, Eyles leaned out of the vehicle around 5:30 a.m. to pick up an item that fell as he attempted to pay for his order in a window of McDonald’s drive-thru in downtown Vancouver. .
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As he got out of his car to retrieve what the Vancouver Sun reported to be his charge card, police said, “The vehicle rolled forward, hitting a structural part of the restaurant. The driver did not roll over. could not free himself from the vehicle because it was stuck between the vehicle door and the chassis. “
First responders tried unsuccessfully to revive Eyles.
“This is an absolutely heartbreaking scenario,” Vancouver Police Department Constable Tania Visintin said in a statement. “Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of this man.”
According to CTV, Eyles was an elevator mechanic working on skyscrapers in downtown Vancouver.
A fundraising page has been created for his late wife, Caitlin, and son and daughter. Eyles’ brother-in-law Neal Pender said CTV Eyles was “just the cutest dad and the most loving husband… he was just the perfect guy.”
Messages sent by USA TODAY on Wednesday to reach McDonald’s Corporation were not immediately returned.
In 2018, a Missouri man died after attempting to obtain food from a drive-thru in St. Louis Jack In The Box.