Drive-through disaster at Canning Town McDonald’s

The van crashed into the drive thru

The van crashed into the drive thru - Credit: Archant

A famished driver got more than they bargained for when they decided to stop at a McDonald’s drive-though.

The desperation for a burger appears to have made them momentarily forget the size of their rented vehicle as they crashed head-on through the overhead barrier at the Beckton Road branch in Canning Town - dragging the fast food chain’s sign along with it.

Newham Police acting sargeant Owen Pyle posted this picture of the bumbling error on his Twitter account, along with the comment: “Driver didn’t realise his van was 40cm too tall for the McDonald’s drivethru [sic].

“He now has the sign attached to his van!”

A McDonald’s spokeswoman said no-one was injured during the incident, which took place at about 2.15pm on Wednesday last week.


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The resturant was able to remain open while staff dealt with the damage caused.

A Europcar spokeswoman declined to comment.

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