Tractor-trailer crashes into Fort Lauderdale gas station

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A tractor-trailer made a crashing stop into a gas station in Fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue crews responded to the Sunoco gas station located near Northeast 13th Street and Fourth Avenue, Tuesday morning.

Officials said the driver behind the wheel of the tractor-trailer clipped the station’s canopy with the back-side of the truck.

“Unfortunately the truck, when it came around the corner, just happened to get the side end of it which toppled it over,” said FLFR Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan.

The manager said the incident happened after he received his delivery.

“He had our grocery delivery, and as he was leaving, [he] ran into a couple of our pumps,” manager Steve Stella said.

7News cameras captured part of the canopy on the ground and gas pumps smashed to pieces.

“The fuel pumps are designed that when a situation like this occurs, they immediately shut off and isolate so that there’s no hazards in the area,” said Gollan.

Some damage was also visible on the side of the truck.

“Thank God there was nobody fueling their car underneath this gas pump when this took place,” said Gollan. “It could’ve been a very, very tragic scenario.”

The tractor-trailer was eventually able to drive away.

Despite the crash, the convenience store and remaining pumps are still up and running.

“It shouldn’t slow us down too much at all,” said Stella. “We’re ready to go.”

Crews said the damage done to the pumps should be fixed in about two weeks.

No injuries were reported.

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