A man died on Saturday after he lost control of his car and crashed into the McDonalds on Lake Avenue.
A man died on Saturday after he lost control of his car and crashed into the McDonalds Restaurant on Lake Avenue in the city. According to the Rochester Police Department, the 62-year-old driver suffered a medical emergency while behind the wheel that caused him to lose control of his vehicle while traveling east on Lexington approaching Lake Avenue.
The car went across Lake Avenue, over the median and sidewalk before taking down a pole and railing and continuing over an embankment into the McDonalds parking lot, where it struck another pole where it damaged the windows and siding at the restaurant.
The driver was pronounced dead at Strong Memorial Hospital. His wife was also brought to the hospital but is expected to be OK. No one else inside or outside the McDonalds was hurt but Lake Avenue was closed for several hours as RPD investigators worked to reconstruct the accident.
A number of good Samaritans who were in the area at the time of the crash ran over to try and help the victims. Frank Lentine was sitting in his car in the parking lot next-door, “he seemed to be dazing off and not conscious for a while so I told everybody, I'm going to check his pulse, so I put my finger on his neck, didn't feel a pulse so I undid the belt, someone helped me pull him out of the car, I began CPR, brought him back... He was beginning to breath, paramedics came, there was a young lady who was helping me as well.. and they took it from there,” he told News10 NBC.
Lentine was devastated to hear that the man had passed when he came back to the scene for an update, “you try to help people and that's the bottom line, I'd want someone to do it for me…I’m going to just say a prayer for him,” he said.