Senior man dies after McDonald stumbles during drive in Australia

Senior man dies after McDonald stumbles during drive in Australia

An elderly man has died after suffering an accident at a McDonald’s drive-through in the city of Adelaide, Australia. Preliminary reports suggest that the 89-year-old pedestrian stumbled onto the sidewalk and hit his head on a car, which slowly exited the order queue, Wednesday (6). Now police are looking for witnesses to clarify the details of the accident.

There is no evidence of over or careless driving of the driver of the Toyota sedan involved in the accident. After the incident helped the victim, the ambulance was called promptly.

The elderly suffered minor injuries at the time of rescue, as revealed by the local news program 7News. However, he could not resist the ruckus and died yesterday afternoon (local time), practically a day after arriving at Flinders Medical Center Hospital.

Yet without more details of the case, police are working on the theory that the man “slipped on the sidewalk before hitting his head on a Toyota sedan that was dropping the drive-through”, as told to local news has gone.

The finding of witnesses makes the details clear that in 2021 there were only a fourth death related to traffic accidents in the south of Australia, however, still active.

Adelaide Police said in a statement, “The circumstances surrounding the incident are still being investigated and whoever witnesses the incident should be contacted.”

McDonald’s also issued a statement expressing a desire to clarify the accident. A company spokesperson said, “The restaurant is assisting the police in the investigation and we are extending our support to all employees who are currently working.”

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“We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the person involved in this accident”, the representative said.

Cory Weinberg

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Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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