By CRM staff

Toronto, Ontario – January 7, 2019 -- A test-drive at a Capital Hyundai dealership in St. Johns, Newfoundland went terribly wrong when the vehicle ended up smashing through the building and pinning an employee under the car.

The vehicle broke through the three-metre window pane, driving right into the showroom and stopping just before it went through the managers office.

Police were called to the dealership at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and reportedly had to use extrication tools to lift the vehicle off the man in order to free him. The man was then taken to hospital and with the extent of his injuries being unknown.

"As the investigation into the incident at Capital Hyundai today is ongoing, we cannot share any further details at this time,” Jon Howard, CEO of Capital Auto Group said in a statement.

"Our top priority today and every day is the safety and well-being of our staff and customers. Right now, we are doing all we can to assist the St. John’s Regional Fire Department and The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in their investigation, while keeping in touch with our employee and those affected to provide support where possible,” he said.

 

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