According to North Augusta, South Carolina Public Safety Officers, an 18-wheeler crashed into a local Burger King as restaurant employees were preparing to serve breakfast to customers recently. Fortunately, no one was injured during the crash.
Authorities say the trucker, Kenneth Sanderson, 68, was traveling on Knox Avenue in North Augusta when he lost control of his 18-wheeler.
The truck reportedly went through an intersection, knocked down trees, and sideswiped the restaurant’s sign before crashing into the side of the restaurant.
Sanderson was reportedly taken to a nearby hospital for a medical evaluation but he’s expected to make a full recover. The estimated cost in damage to the restaurant is still unknown at this time.
Police say the driver will not be charged but did not elaborate further.
“It’s an unfortunate incident but no charges will be filed,” North Augusta Lt. Tim Thornton told a local media outlet. “Sanderson simply lost control of the vehicle.”
Police said the restaurant had not yet opened when the accident occurred. There were a few employees in the back preparing food when the crash took place.
“It’s extremely fortunate that no one was seriously injured,” Thornton told the media. “We’re just very thankful everyone’s OK.”
The Burger King will be closed for business until further notice.