Nightmare on York Boulevard
Imagine it is 4 O’Clock on a Saturday afternoon and you’re sitting with your family in a booth at the local greasy spoon, in this case, Troy’s Burgers on the corner of York Boulevard and Armadale Avenue in Highland Park. One second you’re grubbing on one of Troy’s tasty burgers, the next second a car has crashed through the wall, killing you or your family member.
That is what happened to the Peña family at on Saturday afternoon when a male driver in his early 20’s lost control of his Nissan and drove it through the wall of Troy’s, killing 52-year-old Martha Peña of Highland Park.
On Sunday morning there was much talk around Highland Park about the crash at Troy’s. Many not realizing the severity of the tragedy. -Joking about the car “Missing the drive through,” or how “Dangerous fast food is,” not realizing the lives of the Peña family and the driver will be forever altered from this tragedy.
The driver passed a field sobriety test, and as of this post, police have no reason to arrest the driver for any crime. That said, this accident should be a reminder to all drivers the need to put down their phones and pay attention to their driving. As seen in the following videos, it only takes a second to lose control of your car and end the lives of innocent people.
Sincerest condolences to the Peña family.
(These videos are only to illustrate the severity of the crash.Warning, the footage is disturbing.)