Newark, Delaware – An accident at a Newark McDonald’s left a young girl in the hospital.
The accident occurred at about 12:49 noon at a McDonald’s fast food chain in 815 South College Avenue.
A 17-year-old male teenager from New Castle tried to park his 2012 Dodge Caravan into a parking a space on the west side of the building, however, for an unidentified cause, the vehicle accelerated straight to that side the building which partly caused damages to the women’s comfort room, said the investigators.
At the time of the crash, a 31-year-old woman from Newark was inside the comfort room with her 2-year-old daughter which she had mounted on a changing table directly on the part where the vehicle smashed through.
Lieutenant Mark Farrall from the Newark Police Department said that the scene was chaotic. He added that there was another woman inside the comfort room during the time of the accident who was able to run out. Her husband came in the comfort room and ripped the wall off the stall and was able to provide aide to the woman and her daughter inside the stall.
The mother and daughter sustained injuries; the child sustained head injury whilst her mother had suffered minor leg injury and were taken to Christiana Hospital. The mother was eventually discharged after receiving medical attention while her daughter was transferred to A.I. DuPont Hospital in a serious state.
The 17-year-old, who was unharmed, is currently not charged as investigation still ensues. The vehicle is in the police’s possession and mechanical failure is being looked into.
The food chain was re-opened and the comfort rooms were closed temporarily and were installed with portable toilets.
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