Vehicle strikes gas pump in Hazleton

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HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – A car slammed into a gas pump in Luzerne County, bursting into flames.

It happened at turkey hill at 15th and alter streets in Hazleton.

Investigators say a car and an s-u-v collided at the intersection, that’s when the s-u-v slammed into the gas pump.

The driver was able to escape the vehicle.

Eyewitness News was on the scene shortly after it happened and caught up with Hazleton’s fire chief Don Leshko, who commended the quick-thinking staff at the gas station.

“This could have been disastrous. If the staff hadn’t shut down the pump immediately…That pump would have been continuously flowing fuel, gasoline product. It could have just been a disastrous nightmare with the fire running down the street.”

We are told there were no injuries, and the investigation is ongoing.

Turkey hill did not have any comment on the crash.

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