Perfect dad, 42, crushed to death at McDonald’s drive-thru in freak accident

A dad was crushed to death at McDonald's by his own car after hopping out to pick up his card.

Tony Eyles, 42, has been praised as the "perfect dad" following what investigators have described as a "freak accident" in Vancouver, Canada.

One of his young children heartbreakingly said that knowing their dad for eight years was "not long enough".

As Mr Eyles reached to pay out of his car window for a McDonald’s breakfast on September 8, he dropped his bank card.

But his attempt to pick it up ended in tragedy as his vehicle rolled forward and crushed him against the side of the building, The Sun reports.

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Mr Eyles was was pronounced dead at the scene despite emergency responders' best efforts in reviving him.

The Vancouver Police Department's Collision Investigation Unit and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating the accident.

Police Constable Tania Visintin said: "Usually when we hear about a fatal motor vehicle accident it is usually, typically a crash with another vehicle.

"The fact that no other vehicle was involved–this seems like a freak accident."

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Mr Eyles was about to celebrate his ninth wedding anniversary with his wife, with whom he had two children aged eight and six-years-old.

Their uncle Neal Pender paid tribute to his brother-in-law on a Vancouver radio station.

He said: "[Tony] did a fantastic job raising those kids with my sister.

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"His son said to me yesterday, ‘I only got to know my dad for eight years, it’s not long enough.’ It’s impossible to say anything to him about that other than just reminding him about how awesome his dad was."

A staggering £35,000 has already been raised for Eyles’s widow and children on GoFundMe.

Local businesses are also working to support the family.

Polive have asked for anyone with dashcam footage who was driving in the area at the time of the incident, or anyone who may have witnessed the incident, is asked to call investigators at 604-717-3012.

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