Early Tuesday morning, a vehicle collided with McDonald’s on the corner of SE Stark Street and 82nd Ave. The silver 2003 Infiniti attempted to turn onto Stark Street from northbound 82nd Ave at an unsafe speed. The car lost control and collided with the fast-food restaurant, causing damage to a fence and the building. All occupants of the vehicle fled the accident, leaving the wrecked sedan and a loaded handgun behind.
Yesterday’s Oregonian detailed the events of the incidents that began around 2:55 AM Tuesday, March 2nd. Little is know about the people involved in the incident, other than the damage caused by their car. At the time of the article, Portland Police had yet to locate the occupants of the vehicle.
Damage to the McDonald’s building is contained to a small portion of the facade. An exterior metal fence received the brunt of the car’s impact, breaking up the concrete where anchors had once secured it to the ground. The four-foot-high barrier surrounded a slightly raised outdoor area that is mostly unused. The collision forced the building inwards, distorting the wall. Glass near the impact looks to be intact.
This McDonald’s is open 24 hours a day, with only drive-through service at night. The staff inside were likely alarmed by the incident but unharmed. Due to the damage, more substantive repairs may be necessary to restore the structure. Look for repair work to begin in the following months.