Car smashes into West End restaurant, injuring four police officers
Four Vancouver police officers were taken to hospital after a driver crashed her BMW through the front façade of Fatburger restaurant on Denman Street.
Police say the 30-year-old woman was driving south on Denman Street around 8 p.m. on November 3 when she swerved off the road, drove onto the sidewalk, and crashed into the building, located at 1101 Denman Street near Pendrell.
The four officers were dining at the fast-food chain in the West End when they were struck by the car and the debris.
The officers were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, including broken bones and chest pain. They have since been released from hospital and are recovering at home. The driver was not believed to be injured but was taken to hospital as a precaution.
According to a VPD news release, alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident.
According to reports, police have confiscated her cellphone and are investigating whether or not she was using it at the time of the accident.