Fried Chicken Rescues Officers from Certain Hunger

Patricia Howard | June 29th, 2019
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A car accident is probably one of the worst things that can happen to you on the way home. Whether you’re in the accident yourself or are sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic while you wait for a wreck to be cleared, it can definitely put a damper on your day. And for first responders, these situations are not just lengthy, but emotionally taxing. That’s why the generosity of some employees at a nearby Plymouth KFC was especially touching.

On a busy Tuesday during rush hour, a serious car collision had first responders rushing to scene on Wolseley Road. Known as one of the busiest junctions along the roadway, the accident occurred when a car was struck from behind while turning into a gas station. The collision forced the car into the path of oncoming traffic, where the woman was hit again by a different car. A total of three cars were involved in the accident, and the wreckage shut down the road for several hours.

As the closure extended into dinner time, first responders were still attempting to cut a woman free from her car. The rescue was especially complicated because the victim was suspected to have a spinal injury. Even after the woman had been freed and sent to the hospital, police remained on the scene. Some officers stayed two hours past their shift’s end in order to process the scene.

That’s when KFC employees at the nearby St. Budeaux location showed up with a bag full of fried chicken and other delicious Southern delicacies. The officers, who had been working the scene since 4:00 PM, had missed dinner. The ravenous officers happily accepted the kind gift and no doubt devoured the tasty offering. A picture of the meal was later shared on the department’s Twitter, along with a heartfelt thank you to the KFC employees who had gone out of their way to treat the hardworking policemen to a hearty meal.

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