Fuel Pump Ignites After Parking Accident In Coopertown
COOPERTOWN TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn Information) – A 75-year-old Georgia man someway escaped damage after crashing his car into an ice machine and a gasoline pump on the Mapco Fuel station at Hwy 49 and York Rd Tuesday. MAP
The driving force advised police that he had been driving for some time and his foot fell asleep. When he pulled into the station he mistakenly pressed the accelerator as an alternative of the brake inflicting his car to crash into an ice machine outdoors the shop.
After crashing into the ice machine the gentleman positioned the car in reverse and struck one of many gasoline pumps inflicting it to ignite. The incident occurred round 12:48 pm.
A MAPCO worker suggested authorities that the car (a pick-up truck) had backed into the pump inflicting it to blow up. The decision got here into 911 as an explosion.
The Nice View Volunteer Fireplace Division responded. Earlier than firefighters arrived the fireplace had been extinguished by a bystander utilizing a hearth extinguisher.
Officers taped off the world till the pump will be repaired.
No accidents have been reported for both the occupants of the car or bystanders.
The Coopertown Police Division, Robertson County EMS, and the Robertson Co Sheriff’s Workplace all responded to the scene.
In response to the Coopertown Police, the motive force was cited for due care.