Car plows into gas pump after coming off Rankin Bridge

Car plows into gas pump after coming off Rankin Bridge

WHITAKER, Pa. — A car plowed into a gas pump after coming off the Rankin Bridge in Whitaker Thursday morning.

The crash happened at the Gulf gas station on River Road.

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The gas pump was knocked over when the car crashed into it. Firefighters said the pump automatically shut off.

Officials said three young women, including the driver, were in the car and got out on their own. The driver initially ran, but quickly returned.

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The car sustained significant front-end damage and some fuel leaked from it, firefighters said.

Officials said the woman who was driving the car was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Bob Ackerman, an owner of the gas station, said the pumps were just put in a few months ago.

“This is my business. I came here this morning to make money. This is what I do. Now, I have to fix something that I shouldn't be fixing. I can't pump gas. I can't work on cars,” Ackerman said.

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