Earlier this evening, a vehicle crashed into the Fatburger on Denman near Davie Street in Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood. At the time, four police officers were sitting inside the restaurant and were struck by the vehicle.
The four officers from the Vancouver Police Department have serious but non-life threatening injuries and have been taken to hospital. The driver of the car, a 30 year old female, has also been taken to hospital but her injuries are unknown. No other individuals were reported injured.
Investigators are currently investigating the cause of the incident.
Update – statement by the Vancouver Police Department:
Four officers remain in hospital with various injuries after a BMW crashed through the front of a restaurant on Denman Street.
At about 8:00 this evening, a 30 year old woman driving south on Denman Street abruptly drove off the road, mounted the sidewalk and crashed into the front of the building. Four uniformed officers having dinner inside were struck by the car and debris.
It is early in the investigation, but alcohol does not appear to be a factor. Officers with the VPD Collision Investigation Unit remain at the scene and will be trying to determine the cause of the collision.
The injured officers are expected to recover. The driver is not believed to have been injured and was taken to hospital as a precaution.
Image: @Jones 420 via Instagram
Image: @Kiltmonkey via Twitter
Image: @Tatoodguyphoo via Twitter
Feature Image: @Meerakati