Calgary

3 taken to hospital after car smashes into KFC restaurant in Calgary

Police say a car smashed into a KFC restaurant in southwest Calgary shortly after 6 p.m. Monday.

EMS transported 2 adults, one in critical condition, and an infant to hospital

A car smashed into a KFC on Calgary's 17th Avenue on Monday evening. (Julie Debeljak/CBC)

Two adults and an infant were taken to hospital after a car smashed into a KFC restaurant in southwest Calgary shortly after 6 p.m. Monday.

The grey Honda crashed through a construction barrier and the front wall of the restaurant before coming to a stop fully inside the building.

The restaurant is located at 17th Avenue and 12th Street S.W., and a portion of the road was closed while emergency crews responded. 

EMS said the driver of the car was assessed on scene and was not injured.

Two adults and an infant who were inside the restaurant were taken to hospital: a 33-year-old man in critical, life-threatening condition, later upgraded to stable condition; a 30-year-old woman in stable condition; and an eight-month-old baby who was unhurt, but will be monitored. 

Emergency crews respond after a car crashed into a KFC in Calgary on Monday. (Julie Debeljak/CBC)

Police are investigating the cause of the crash. No information was immediately available as to whether or not charges would be laid.

It's the second time in one month a vehicle has crashed into a restaurant in the neighbourhood.

In mid-July, a car crashed into Trio restaurant at 15th Street and 16th Avenue S.W. Nobody was hurt in that incident. 

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversationCreate account

Already have an account?

now