Just before 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo Police responded to the Burger King restaurant located at 102 N. Abe Street for the report of a vehicle crash with the building.
Traffic units responded and located a white 1995 Crown Victoria crashed through the south side of the restaurant adjacent to the women’s restroom. The driver, an 82-year-old San Angelo man and his 72-year-old female passenger, advised police they were not injured; however the couple was evaluated at the scene by Fire Department personnel for precaution. Both were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.
The driver advised he was attempting to park in the parking lot when his foot slipped off the brake pedal and onto the gas pedal.
Fire Department personnel also assessed the building for potential electrical fire activity after employees’ smelled smoke coming from the women’s restroom, which was unoccupied at the time of the crash.
City Code Inspectors were summoned to the scene and later determined the building was not structurally sound for dine-in patrons.
Burger King Officials advised the drive-through will remain open for customers but the dining area would be temporarily closed.
Preliminary damage to the building was estimated at $25,000.