Drama at petrol station

July 31 2019

TWO people suffered minor injuries when a car ploughed through the window of a busy petrol station.

The Vauxhall Corsa car drove from the forecourt of the Sainsbury’s Emersons Green petrol station through the window of the sales kiosk, demolishing a wall and shelves and ramming an ice cream freezer.
The driver, who was in his 80s, was helped out of the car and given a check-up by emergency services called to the scene on June 26.
A second person was also slightly injured.
Avon Fire and Rescue Service, paramedics and a hazardous area response team from South Western Ambulance Service went to the scene because of the presence of flammable fuel at the site.
Firefighters checked the kiosk was safe but it had to be closed for more than a day while it was boarded up and emergency repairs carried out. The petrol station was then closed overnight from July 11-12 for further repairs. A Sainsbury’s spokesman apologised for any inconvenience caused to customers by the closure.