'Excessive speed' cited after driver crashes into Calgary KFC, hitting family of 3 inside
Man, woman and baby were sitting near window when Acura drove into restaurant
Calgary police say charges are being considered after a driver believed to have been speeding failed to negotiate a turn and crashed through the window of a KFC, hitting two adults and a baby inside the restaurant.
Police say a woman driving a grey Acura was travelling eastbound on 17th Avenue S.W. around 6:20 p.m. on Monday when she arrived at the intersection with 12th Street, past which point the avenue was closed for construction.
The driver then tried to make a sharp left turn onto northbound 12th Street, according to police, but instead drove through the front window of the fried-chicken restaurant.
Her car hit a family of three inside the building — a 33-year-old man, a 30-year-old woman and an eight-month-old infant — who were sitting at a table near the window.
Police say the adults were transported to hospital in serious, life-threatening condition.
The man has since been upgraded to serious but stable condition, while the woman has suffered life-altering injuries, according to police.
The baby was treated and released.
Paramedics said the driver of the car was assessed on scene and was not injured.
Police said in a release that "excessive speed is considered a factor in the collision."
- The story has been updated with the correct ages of the adult victims. Police initially reported their ages incorrectly.Aug 06, 2019 1:45 PM MT