In a shocking moment filmed, a car took off, colliding with another vehicle before blowing off into a nearby Wendy’s and narrowly missing a family sitting at tables outside.
The crash, which occurred in South Brunswick, New Jersey, occurred during the lunchtime rush at 1 p.m. on August 16, when the fast food restaurant was packed with customers at the inside and outside.
The Toyota Corolla was heading south on Route 130 near Melrich Road when it struck a berm in front of a Wendy’s.
Surveillance video captured the Corolla exploding over the parking lot before colliding with a 2017 Audi waiting in the drive-thru lane.
The footage is then cut from a different angle above the restaurant’s outdoor dining area, where a family was almost hit while eating.
The two vehicles eventually struck the building near the outdoor dining area.
Surveillance video from Wendy’s in South Brunswick, New Jersey, shows cars waiting in the drive-thru lane of the restaurant
In the upper right rear corner, the Corolla can be seen spinning through the air and over the parking lot at Wendy’s
A child who was a passenger in the Audi complained of pain and was taken to a nearby hospital. The Monmouth Junction Fire Department was forced to extricate the driver of the Corolla which was transported in stable condition, authorities said.
ABC 6 has reported that an investigation into the crash is underway, but police believe the driver of the Corolla likely had a medical episode.
Police said it was a relief no one was seriously injured, especially given the lunchtime crowds.
“It is nothing short of a miracle that no one was seriously injured or killed in this crash,” South Brunswick chief Raymond Hayducka told ABC 6.
“To think it was the middle of the day, people were eating both inside and outside and none of them were hurt. The building was damaged to the point that it could no longer be used, but everyone was able to leave.
Different angle of Wendy’s surveillance footage shows Corolla continuing its savage crash
A family that had eaten in the restaurant’s outdoor dining area can be seen narrowly avoiding the Corolla as it soared into the storefront
Surprisingly, no one was seriously injured or killed, local police said. Child who was a passenger in the Audi complained of pain and was taken to a nearby hospital
The impact of the savage car crash was so powerful that the restaurant windows shattered, leaving the interior littered with shattered glass.
Meanwhile, authorities were forced to shut down the fast food outlet as the Brunswick South Building Department examined the structure.