Car Hits Gas Pump, Igniting Fire at Binghamton Convenience Store
Emergency crews pulled a man from a burning car after the vehicle struck a gasoline pump at a store in Binghamton.
The incident happened at One Stop Groceries at 283 Front Street around 5:30 p.m. Monday.
The store owner said the car smashed into the pump, sparking a fire.
Police and fire units responded were called and the driver of the vehicle was quickly extricated. The man was evaluated at the scene but he apparently escaped serious injury.
The impact of the crash damaged a pole supporting the canopy over the gas pumps.
Two 53-foot-long truck trailers were brought to the store to support the canopy overnight until workers arrived to remove it.
The convenience store remained open although gasoline sales were curtailed after the crash.
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