Driver crashes into gas pump on Largo Drive, starts fire

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photo: Savannah Police Department

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A pickup truck driver crashed into a gas station pump on Largo Drive late Friday afternoon, causing “a small blaze,” officials said.

According to the Savannah Fire Department, safety features on the pump stopped the flow of gas, and crews arrived to extinguish the fire.

After the fire was clear, debris was seen scattered on the ground outside of the Chevron, with a bent pole holding up the overhead metal canopy.

The Savannah Police Department (SPD) closed one southbound lane in the 17700 block near Abercorn Street for over an hour as first responders remained on the scene.

SPD says it appears the driver lost control of their vehicle before striking the gas pump.

The driver was taken to the hospital for treatment. No word yet on the extent of their injuries.

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