Customers and bystanders at the BP gas station/McDonald's location on Woodfield Road in Gaithersburg were stunned as a vehicle drove right through the front doors on Tuesday afternoon.
Dave Garrett of Mt. Airy, Maryland witnessed the crash and said the vehicle barely missed hitting his SUV which was parked in front of the building. He had just finished eating at McDonald's and was about to walk outside when the incident occurred.
"I had just finished my lunch and was about to leave soon when we heard the loud and repetitive banging and crashing. It was completely terrifying for a moment."
He said the driver started waving out the window to let people know he was okay.
"I'm just so thankful no one was seriously hurt. With so many people going in and out those doors from the gas pumps, or to go into McDonald's, like I did, it could have been so much worse."
The cause of the crash is under investigation..
Photos and video used with permission courtesy of Dave Garrett