The moment a pensioner almost caused an explosion as she crashed into pile of gas cannisters… at a busy petrol station

October 23, 2012 | by | 1 Comment

A pensioner sparked panic at a petrol station after crashing her car into a pile of gas canisters.

The elderly driver, in her 80s, smashed through a hedge and into a metal cage which stores the cylinders.

Emergency services raced to secure the scene amid fears the canisters had leaked after being hit by the silver Ford Fusion.

The pensioner's Ford Fusion car sits on top of gas containers at Waitrose in Kings Lynn, Norfolk

The pensioner’s Ford Fusion car sits on top of gas containers at Waitrose in Kings Lynn, Norfolk

The OAP told shoppers she had never had an accident before the mishap which happened on Monday at a Waitrose forecourt in King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

One witness said: “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. The car had mounted the pavement and was stuck on the metal cage.

Firefighters secure the area after the dangerous crash

Firefighters secure the area after the dangerous crash

The pensioner came within just inches of causing carnage at the petrol station

The pensioner came within just inches of causing carnage at the petrol station

“I think the fireman had decided it was safe by this point and that no gas had leaked because they were helping the garage staff to move the canisters across the forecourt and away from the car.

“The driver was being comforted by staff and she looked a bit shaken up by the whole thing.”

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  1. Jez says:

    Typical old c*nt shopping at Waitrose!

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