Dash cam shows crews rescuing man who got his head stuck during accident at drive-thru

Posted at 5:17 PM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 19:17:22-05

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah -- A man was taken to a hospital last weekend after his head and neck got stuck between the door and door frame of his vehicle while at a McDonald's drive-thru in Tooele County, and police have released video showing responders working to free the man.

Tanya Turnbow, Tooele Police Department, said a 19-year-old man from Tooele was paying at the McDonald's drive-thru, 970 North Main Street, when the money fell to the ground. As the man opened his door and reached down for the money, he inadvertently hit the accelerator and sent the vehicle forward, colliding with the building.

The man became trapped as a result, with his head between the door and the door frame and the door wedged tightly against the wall. Turnbow said the man was unresponsive and was not breathing when officers arrived on scene.

Police broke out a window in order to get into the vehicle and shift it out of gear, and first responders were eventually able to push the car away from the building and free the pinned victim.

The man, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital, and Monday he was upgraded to stable condition.