VANCOUVER – Four Vancouver police officers had an unexpected, and unwelcome, dinner guest Sunday evening.
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Employees of a Fatburger restaurant look on after a car crashed into the restaurant injuring four on duty police officers that were having dinner in Vancouver, B.C., late Sunday November 3, 2013. Vancouver Police spokesperson Const. Brian Montague said the four officers were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and that the cause of the accident is under investigation. The driver of the car wasn't hurt.
They were enjoying a meal at a city restaurant (on Denman Street) when a BMW came crashing through the front of the building and into their table.
Police spokesman Constable Brian Montague says the four male officers suffered varying injuries — from broken bones to complaints of chest pains — but nothing life-threatening.
He says the 30 year old woman driving the car was quite shaken up, and was taken to hospital as a precaution, but she did not appear to be physically injured.
Montague says it is still early in the investigation, however, alcohol does not appear to be a factor.
He says officers with the Collision Investigation Unit will look into whether the driver might have been distracted by using a cellphone, or had medical condition.
- The Canadian Press