Car smashes into truck, pump in gas station accident

Saturday, July 19, 2014 | 6:29 p.m. CDT
An SUV crashed into the Phillips 66 gas station on Paris Road on Saturday afternoon.

COLUMBIA —A driver was taken to the hospital after his car left the roadway and crashed into a parked car and gas pump Saturday afternoon.

A white Kia sedan was driving south on Paris Road about 3:45 p.m. when it crossed the northbound lanes into the parking lot of a Phillips 66 FastLane gas station at 2116 Paris Road. It crashed into a gas pump at the station and a red Ford truck parked beside it, Columbia Police Officer Kyle Whitmire said.

The pump was crushed, and the car dragged it at least 10 feet across the parking lot before finally coming to a halt.

The man driving the car was unable to get out of the car on his own when emergency crews arrived. He was taken by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, said Columbia Fire Department Battalion Chief John Metz. His identity was not immediately available Saturday afternoon.

Police do not suspect that alcohol was involved, Whitemire said, and the accident could have been caused by a medical issue that impaired the driver. The driver of the truck declined to comment on the accident, but she did not appear to be injured and was not receiving medical treatment on scene.

Despite the damage to the pump, it didn't appear that any gasoline was leaking from it, and the crash did not cause any explosions or fires.

Supervising editor is Edward Hart.

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