A 1995 Ford Ranger truck, being driven by 78-year-old James Wilson, of Grays Knob, traveled through a plate glass window at the McDonald’s Restaurant in Harlan at approximately 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday.
Harlan City Police Officer George Young said Wilson reported to him that as he was pulling in to park his vehicle, he heard a loud “pop” and lost control of his vehicle, which traveled into a plate glass window at McDonald’s.
“I was coming to McDonald’s to get my grandkids something to eat,” said Wilson. “I pulled in front of the restaurant and as I did I heard this loud pop. That was when the front brake caliber broke on my truck and I lost control. I’m just so thankful no one was going in or coming out of the restaurant when this happened.”
Fred Lundy, 58 of Sunshine, was sitting inside the restaurant at the time of the wreck.
“Me and my buddies were sitting near the window having our morning coffee when all at once we heard a blast go off behind us,” said Lundy. “I thought a bomb had gone off. I could see the glass coming through the glass behind me. I knew something had happened. We all immediately jumped up and moved away from the window. It really scared us. Someone from McDonald’s called the police and we all went outside and saw that it was a truck that had come through the window. Mr. Wilson told us the brakes went out on his truck and he just couldn’t stop it.”
McDonald’s management chose not to comment regarding the wreck.
Goshen’s Wrecker Service, of Harlan, removed the truck from the window.
No injuries were reported at the time of the incident.