Monday, January 13, 2014

11693: Popeyes’ New Drive-Thru…?

The New York Daily News reported an SUV crashed through a Brooklyn Popeyes restaurant. No word if the driver was just anxious to hear the Love That Chicken! Chorus promotion winners. Or maybe he was hoping to run into Annie the Chicken Queen—literally.

SUV crashes through wall of Popeyes in Brooklyn, injures 4

The fast food joint on Linden Blvd. in East Flatbush was filled with patrons when a Toyota SUV, driven by a 61-year-old man, crashed into a wall of the restaurant Sunday night.

By Peter Gerber and Mark Morales / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

An out-of-control SUV crashed through a wall and barreled into a crowded Popeyes restaurant in Brooklyn late Sunday, injuring four people, officials said.

The fast food shop on Linden Blvd. in East Flatbush was filled with patrons when a 2003 Toyota SUV blasted into — and through — a wall of the restaurant about 8:30 p.m., officials said.

“All of a sudden I heard a big boom. Before I know it, when I looked around, the whole place was white with smoke and dust,” said Popeyes worker Kerron Wills. “Everyone started screaming and panicking. I rushed to their aid to save them and get them out of the car.”

A 75-year-old man and a 74-year-old woman inside Popeyes suffered minor injuries, officials said. The driver, 61, and his passenger — a 56-year-old woman — also suffered minor injuries, cops said.

All four victims were rushed to Kings County Hospital where they are expected to survive, cops said.

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