A video that went viral showed the moment a woman hopped out of her car to grab condiments in a Chick-fil-A-Drive-Thru before the vehicle sped away in the direction of heavy traffic.
The incident happened on May 9th at the Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant in Wilmington, North Carolina to WECT TV.
Video shows the woman jumping out of her car, but then running after it after noticing it was rolling away. A busy street behind the restaurant’s parking lot can be seen in the background.
“Get your car!” a Chick-fil-A employee yells at her.
“That’s why we’re worried ma’am!” Says another in the video.
“Oh god! Please tell her to stop!” says another.
The video cuts off as the woman chases after her car, but WECT reports that she could get back in the car. Unfortunately, according to the woman’s family, it still crashed through a retaining wall and into a ditch below. They said the car was a total loss.
The family claimed the woman accidentally coasted the vehicle and was unharmed in the accident. However, they said she was arrested because she was disabled after failing a police sobriety test.
The video, captured by another person in the drive-thru, went viral on TikTok and Facebook with millions of views.
A copy of the video alone garnered 3 million views on Twitter:
The family is upset because the woman was arrested even though her blood alcohol level was measured at 12:00 am.
They added that the woman had a history of dealing with drug problems but had been sober for months prior to the accident. They also said the woman was finding it difficult to deal with the online abuse she received through the video.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/chickfila-car-crash-viral-video Viral video shows a woman exiting her car at Chick-fil-A drive-through as the car begins to roll toward the heavy traffic