‘Parked’ semi rolls into diner while driver eats inside

It's a diner, not a drive thru!

Mel's Diner

Customers at a diner in California got the surprise of their lives when a parked truck rolled across the parking lot and plowed into several cars.

The incident happened on Wednesday, November 21, in Jackson, California.

While the truck driver was reportedly inside Mel’s Diner grabbing a meal at the counter, his truck was parked in the back of the restaurant’s parking lot. The truck suddenly started to roll across the diner parking lot, gaining speed and then crashing into several parked vehicles. The truck crash also took out a handrail and knocked down a flagpole.

Customer¬†Sandy Andrade described the scene to Fox 40: “We heard the first crash and it made me look out the window. I saw the big diesel tractor truck kind of going like this through the window, trying to climb over top of all these cars and I thought for sure it was coming into the restaurant.

Luckily, no one was hurt during the incident.

The crash did not cause significant structural damage to the diner.

Mel's Diner Runaway Truck

Surveillance video of the runaway truck accident at Mel's Diner on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. A trucks parking brakes failed while parked at Mel's Diner in Jackson (Amador County) hitting a portion of the entrance to Mel's Diner and several parked cars. The driver was inside Mel's at the time. No injuries were reported. There was minimal damage to the diner and it is open for business and running as usual.

(Video courtesy of Mel's Diner)

Posted by Ledger Dispatch on Friday, November 23, 2018

Local news source the Ledger Dispatch said that brake failure was to blame for the incident, but many social media users have expressed doubt about this explanation.

You can see video of the aftermath of the incident below.

Semi-Truck Collides into Vehicles at Mel & Faye's Diner

Earlier this morning, a semi-truck with heavy machinery hit multiple vehicles in Mel & Faye's parking lot. The semi was parked in the upper side of Mel & Faye's parking lot while the driver was inside when the semi's brakes apparently failed, causing the semi to roll through the parking lot and run into a multitude of vehicles in front of Mel & Faye's. There was no damage to the building and business is running as usual for Mel & Faye's.

Posted by KVGC 1340 AM and 96.5FM on Wednesday, November 21, 2018