Lucky escape as car smashes into Sainsbury’s petrol station shop in Bristol

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Customers at a supermarket petrol station had a lucky escape after inadvertently smashing his car through the front of the kiosk in Bristol.

The driver of what is understood to have been a Vauxhall Corsa lost control of the car and smashed it into the Sainsbury’s petrol station shop at the branch in Emerson’s Green.

All three emergency services rushed to the scene – but it appears to have been a lucky escape all round.

Eye witnesses said the car was being driven by a male pensioner, and that afterwards an elderly couple were dazed but unhurt.

 

The car caused significant damage to the kiosk.

A spokesperson for Avon Fire and Rescue Service said two appliances were called and attended from Kingswood fire station.

“They were called to reports of a collision between a car and a petrol station kiosk,” he said.

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“One male casualty in his 80s had been rescued from the car prior to us arriving, and he was checked over and handed to the ambulance service in attendance.

“Firefighters checked over the integrity of the structure of the kiosk, and it appears to be ok,” he added.

A spokesperson for South Western Ambulance Service said they sent several resources to the scene including the HART ambulance teams to secure the scene, because it was a petrol station.

“Two patients were treated at the scene by paramedic teams for minor injuries,” she added.

A spokesperson for Sainsbury’s said the petrol station was still closed.

“The petrol filling station at our Emersons Green store is temporarily closed following a car accident. Thankfully no one was hurt. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and are working to reopen as quickly as possible,” he said.

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