Multiple people were hospitalized after a crash at the Auburn Burger King on Thursday. Credit: Courtesy of Auburn Police Department

Multiple people were injured after a multi-vehicle crash in the drive-thru of the Auburn Burger King on Thursday night.

Two vehicles sitting in the drive-thru lane, as well as one other vehicle in the area, were struck by 18-year-old Asad Mohamed of Lewiston at around 7:15 p.m., according to the Auburn Police Department.

Mohamed had been southbound on 333 Center St. when he struck a vehicle, driven by  32-year-old Matthew Barrington of Brunswick, leaving a parking lot near the Burger King. . Mohamed’s vehicle flew into the air, and then struck a vehicle driven by Gary Girard, 61, of Poland, who had been sitting in the Burger King drive-thru line, officials said.

Mohamed’s vehicle also struck another vehicle in the drive-thru line, driven by 37-year-old Nathaniel Simmers of Auburn.

Several people were transported to a local hospital, although they were not identified on Friday afternoon.

Although officials believe that speed was a contributing factor, the circumstances of the crash remain under investigation.

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Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.