PUYALLUP, Wash. – Down in Puyallup, a teenage driver smashed into the side of a McDonald’s Thursday afternoon after confusing his car’s accelerator with its brakes.
The Central Pierce Fire Department says the accident happened at the drive-thru window of the restaurant around 12:50 p.m. The department says the teen spilled a drink in his lap, became distracted and accidentally slammed on the gas – sending his compact car into the side of the building.
One person suffered a minor foot injury and was treated at the scene.
Officers handed the driver a traffic infraction for the accident, and the McDonald’s remains closed while the building is inspected for safety.