Car goes airborne, barely misses family sitting outside of Wendy’s

A car went airborne at a Wendy’s in South Brunswick Township, New Jersey on Monday, August 16, 2021, barely missing customers. (Credit: South Brunswick Twp Police Department)

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (KFOX14/CBS4) — A family in South Brunswick, New Jersey had a close call after a car went airborne and crashed near them outside of a Wendy’s.

A man was driving down Route 130 in a Toyota Corolla when they drove off-road and then hit a berm on the Wendy’s property, causing the car to go airborne, according to a news release from the South Brunswick Twp Police Department.

The car hit an Audi that was in the drive-thru lane and caused both vehicles to hit the restaurant, the news release stated.

Both vehicles also struck outside tables in the same area where the family was eating.

The force of the impact shattered the restaurant windows and sent glass flying while people were inside.

No one inside the crowded restaurant was hurt, but the driver of Toyota and a juvenile in the Audi were taken to the hospital, police stated.

They were not seriously injured, police added.

“This is nothing short of a miracle that no one was seriously injured or killed in this crash,” said South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka. “To think it was the middle of the day, people were eating both inside and outside and none of them were injured. The building was damaged to the point it can’t be used but everyone eating was able to walk away.”

It is believed that the driver of the Toyota may have suffered from a medical episode, which caused the initial accident, police stated.

The South Brunswick Building Department ruled the structure needed to be closed pending a detailed examination.

South Brunswick Police Traffic Safety Bureau is investigating the crash.

Written by Fallon Fischer, KFOX

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