Pictured: ‘Perfect’ dad crushed to death in freak McDonald’s accident

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A man who died in a freak accident at a McDonald’s drive-thru has been remembered as “the perfect dad”.

Tony Eyles, 42, died at a McDonald’s in Vancouver, Canada on Wednesday morning when his car rolled forward after he opened the door, pinning him between his car door and its frame.

His wife Caitlin paid tribute to him on Facebook.

"Thank you for always loving me for who I was," she wrote. 

"For teaching our kids just how important and wonderful they are. We miss you more than anything."

Neal Pender, Mr Eyles’ brother in law, told News 1130 he was “the perfect dad, the perfect husband”.

Tony Eyles, 42, is pictured with his wife and two kids.
Tony Eyles, 42, with his wife Caitlin and their two kids. Source: GoFundMe

Mr Pender added Mr Eyles’ children, a son, 8, and daughter, 6, have asked where their dad is.

“His son said to me yesterday, ‘I only got to know my dad for eight years, it’s not long enough’,” Mr Pender told News 1130.

“It’s impossible to say anything to him about that, other than just reminding him about how awesome his dad was.”

He told CTV News Vancouver the children “are understandably not fully grasping it”.

A GoFundMe page describes Mr Eyles as an “amazing” husband and father.

Surveillance footage showed Mr Eyles dropping an object out of his vehicle while paying for items. When he went to pick up the item, the vehicle rolled forward and got stuck on a structural piece of the restaurant, pinning him between the vehicle door and frame.

Police called his death an “absolutely heartbreaking scenario”.

It remains under investigation.

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