Motorist smashes into fast food joint

Last updated 10:28 01/01/2014

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It was ''extremely fortunate'' no children were in the play area of Dannevirke's McDonald's restaurant when a 4WD vehicle smashed through a wall last night say police.

The vehicle's 57-year-old male driver accidentally took his foot off the brake pedal and put it on the accelerator while parked beside the play area's glass door at around 7.30pm, said constable Paul Randall.

He said no-one was injured, but if there had been children in the play area it could have been ''catastrophic''.

The restaurant is open today. Restaurant staff would not comment when contacted this morning.

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