Car strikes pickup truck, gas station before bursting into flames

Crime & Safety

FLEMINGTON, Ga. (WSAV) — A motorist in Flemington hit a vehicle and then a gas station before bursting into flames early Sunday morning. The driver was rounding the stretch of road known as McLarry’s Curve in Fleming around 5:30.

According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper, David Laff, the driver left the roadway onto the grassy median, continued on into the Parkers Gas station, struck a fuel pump and hit a pickup truck of a woman sitting in her vehicle while pumping fuel. The driver was driving an SUV.

The impact caused the pump to burst into flames, causing both vehicles to sustain fire damage. Quick thinking employees turned off the fuel by hitting the emergency off switch to prevent further damage.

Laff said the driver, who caused the accident, has been identified as Eszron D. Jackson, 40, from Kissimmee, Florida. Jackson was charged with failure to maintain lane, too fast for conditions, and DUI.

Jackson was transported to Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville with minor injuries along with a passenger who was in the vehicle.

The woman and man were not injured in the accident, they were treated and released at the scene.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the incident occurred on Monday morning.

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