Car crashes into Dartmouth McDonald's, injuring one

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Crews clean up debris after a vehicle smashed into the McDonald's around lunchtime on Wednesday.  (Robert Short/CBC - image credit)
Crews clean up debris after a vehicle smashed into the McDonald's around lunchtime on Wednesday. (Robert Short/CBC - image credit)

Halifax Regional Police say a diner in a McDonald's in Dartmouth was taken to hospital after a vehicle smashed into the restaurant Wednesday afternoon.

The vehicle went through the wall and a window of the restaurant, located on Windmill Road near the Burnside business park, around 1:15 p.m.

One person in the restaurant was struck and taken to hospital. Const. John MacLeod said he does not know the extent of their injuries, but the victim is expected to recover.

In a news release issued Wednesday night, Halifax Regional Police said a 26-year-old Dartmouth man is facing charges of impaired driving and dangerous driving. The man will appear in Dartmouth provincial court at a later date.

It didn't take long for a tow truck to take the vehicle away. The driver was arrested.
It didn't take long for a tow truck to take the vehicle away. The driver was arrested.

A tow truck was on the scene shortly after the incident and towed away the silver car.

An employee at McDonald's told CBC News she was not allowed to comment on the situation. She said the restaurant was closed but would reopen Wednesday evening.

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