1 in serious condition after car crashes into Clackamas Wingstop

Published: Oct. 6, 2022 at 3:13 PM PDT
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CLACKAMAS Ore. (KPTV) – One person is in serious condition after a car smashed through the front of a Clackamas restaurant on Thursday afternoon.

According to Clackamas Fire, crews responded just before 3 p.m. to reports of a white SUV inside the Clackamas Wingstop on Southeast Sunnyside Road.

Dagney Doyle, an employee at a nearby UPS store, said she and a coworker heard the crash and ran to help.

“We heard a loud explosion, I thought it was, personally, the restaurant next door,” Doyle said. “Everyone in that complex is kind of family. We jumped and ran out and saw there was a car directly in a storefront and someone screaming ‘my sister is in there, my sister is dead.’”

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Firefighters said two people were injured. One victim was treated at the restaurant and the other taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Doyle said the seriously injured woman had been sitting with her back to the window.

“They were just having lunch with their sister,” Doyle said. “It’s not something you’d expect to happen, but life can change in a moment.

Doyle and a coworker jumped in to help as they waited for emergency responders.

“We were pulling pieces of broken metal and wood and glass off of her trying to help her,” she said. “We were telling people not to move her because she clearly had some critical injuries. My coworker was a registered EMT and she knew exactly what to do - she was snapping fingers, checking pulses.”

The crash completely destroyed the restaurant’s storefront and sprayed shards of glass through the whole area.

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Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said the 62-year-old driver of the SUV was uninjured and remained on the scene. They are cooperating with the ongoing investigation, police said.