Window Cleaning Van Dives Into Front Window Of Detroit Subway Shop: A van apparently lost use of its brakes and drove directly through the door of a suburban Detroit Subway earlier today, sending one individual to the hospital. Seems the driver couldn't wait to eat fresh. The accident occurred at roughly 2 o'clock this afternoon. We were told by store employees that the store had about 5 customers waiting in line to purchase food and one man sitting down eating. The man sitting down was in close proximity to the front door of the restaurant eating his $5 foot long, when the van, owned by a local window washing company, crashed through. He was sent to the hospital is apparently in okay condition, but was the only one injured in the event. Jim Canny, the store's owner, told us that he was extremely grateful that the accident occurred just after their usual lunch rush, but was concerned of the injured young man's condition. The driver claimed that the van wouldn't brake due to "mechanical failure." We say he was just hungry and couldn't wait to feed the beast. Take a peak below at the carnage.
The van's driver of "A Window Cleaning" explaining how hungry he was.
Other report: A window-washing firm’s van plowed through the front of Subway sandwich shop in Madison Heights and sent a Troy man who was eating lunch in the restaurant to the hospital, Royal Oak Fire Chief Wil White said today. The 3 p.m. collision at 718 E. 14 Mile left the Troy man, 53, with serious injuries, including back injuries, White said. Royal Oak Fire Department paramedics rushed the man to Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, he said. His name was not released. The collision “smashed through the windows of the restaurant,” White added. He did not know why the van driver lost control of the vehicle but said it had been tentatively ruled an accident. The man had been seated alone at a booth in front of the restaurant, “right by the front door,” said Subway employee George Ross, 67. The impact took out “three big windows and the door” of the restaurant on 14 Mile near Rochester Road, Ross said. A total of five customers and employees were in the store at the time, he said. The shop will be closed for days to repair damage that was “pretty extensive,” Ross said.