Rick Smith, Chief of Police
1 Union St.
Wakefield, MA 01880Wakefield Fire Department
Fire Chief Michael Sullivan
One Union St.
Wakefield, MA 01880
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Contact: John Guilfoil
Wakefield Police and Fire Respond after Car Crashes Through Restaurant Storage Area
No Injuries Reported
WAKEFIELD — Fire Chief Michael Sullivan and Police Chief Rick Smith report that the Wakefield Police and Fire Departments responded to a local restaurant this morning after receiving calls that a car had crashed into the building.
Firefighters and police officers responded to the McDonald’s restaurant, located at 572 Main St., at 7 a.m. Upon arrival, rescuers found that a vehicle had driven into the walk-in refrigeration unit in the rear of the building that stores much of the restaurant’s food.
The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, a 67-year-old woman, was being assisted by McDonald’s employees and had been brought into the main restaurant when rescuers arrived. She was evaluated at the scene by firefighters and she was found to have not sustained any serious injuries. She was transported to Winchester Hospital for evaluation.
The restaurant itself was undamaged. Power was cut to the refrigeration unit, and there was damage to the unit, lighting systems and food inside, but the refrigeration equipment was not damaged.
The crash is under investigation by the Wakefield Police Department. The restaurant was allowed to remain open after consulting with the Wakefield Building Inspector and Wakefield Health Inspector.