A vehicle crashed through the front of the McDonald’s restaurant in the heart of the Adams Morgan area Friday, injuring two people, damaging the building and blocking traffic for hours, D.C. authorities said.
The crash occurred about 2:30 p.m. at 18th Street and Columbia Road NW, one of the busiest and best-known intersections in the District.
One of the injured people was the driver of the vehicle, said Lon Walls, a spokesman for the D.C. fire department. He was taken to a hospital with injuries considered serious but not life-threatening, Walls said. Also injured was a female McDonald’s customer, Walls said. She was taken to a hospital with injuries that were regarded as minor.
No official cause of the crash was available. However, there were signs that it might have stemmed from a medical condition affecting the driver, said Officer Hugh Carew, a D.C. police spokesman.
Buildings are struck by cars relatively often, sometimes as a result of medical problems.