Motorist drives through eatery’s door, windows

The front part of Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler, 1700 Shedeckk Parkway, (left photo) was blocked off Sunday afternoon after a customer accidentally drove into the door and glass windows (right photo). An 18-year-old Yukon teen was struck while walking out the door.

By Conrad Dudderar
Senior Staff Writer

A car crashed into the front of a Yukon hamburger restaurant early Sunday afternoon.
The accident occurred at 12:32 p.m. July 14 at Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler, 1700 Shedeck Parkway.

Jim Flynn, manager of the popular Yukon eatery, was asked about the incident Monday morning.

“Nobody was hurt; that’s the good thing about the whole situation,” Flynn said. “It was just an accident. An elderly lady slipped off the brake and onto the gas pedal and came through the door.”

Repairs were being made to the restaurant’s glass front quickly after the crash.
“Capitol Glass is supposed to be out today,” Flynn said.

Yukon’s Beatrice K. Shriver, 73, was driving a 2005 Cadillac Deville and “attempting to park in a parking spot at Johnnie’s,” according to a traffic collision report signed by Yukon police officer Zack Beasley.

An 18-year-old Yukon teen was walking out of the restaurant with her father when she was struck by the vehicle at the building’s exit, according to the police report. She sustained a possible leg injury.

Driver Shriver told police “her foot slipped off the brake pedal and hit the gas causing her vehicle to run into the building” and strike the pedestrian.

Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler in Yukon, which seats 48 diners, opened in October 2016.
The busy restaurant, known for its famous burgers and onion rings, is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. everyday.

Owner Johnnie Haynes opened his first location in 1971 at Military Road and Britton Road in Oklahoma City. The locally owned burger chain now has seven locations in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Moore, Midwest City, and Yukon.