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Car crashes into gas station

By: Angela Beavin Email
By: Angela Beavin Email

A driver's mistake sent a car crashing into a Frankfort gas station. The crash happened around 7 a.m. at the BP on Louisville Road.

A typical Friday morning for a couple of gas station employees quickly turned into one they won't forget.

"We're standing behind the cash register, and we hear this car going, 'Eeerrrr!' And it went straight up into the building. It was like a bomb going off," says Wanda Sturgill, who witnessed the crash.

The surveillance video shows a Ford Taurus crashing into the front of the store, going several feet once inside, and clearing everything in it's path.

A man checking out at the front counter just seconds earlier would have been in the car's path.

"There was a customer inside. He just came through one of the aisles," Sturgill says.

She says amazingly the Ford Taurus had only scratches on the front bumper and a headlight cracked, and the woman driving the car walked away without a scratch.

"The car was still up and running," Sturgill says, "And she drove it home."

The woman was pulling into a parking space, and tells police she meant to hit the brake, but instead accidentally hit the gas.

The store manager says he doesn't know what it might cost to fix the damage. He and other employees says they are just thankful no one was hurt.

Police say no charges will be filed against the woman driving the car.


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