Car hits fuel pumps, is destroyed in fire

November 20, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 16-year-old driver crashed her car into fuel pumps at a Brooklandville gas station last night, causing a fire that destroyed the vehicle, Baltimore County Police said.

No one was injured.

Police said the driver was pulling into Valley Exxon at West Joppa and Falls roads about 8 p.m. when her foot accidentally left the brake pedal and hit the accelerator, sending her Buick Skylark into the gas pumps.

Police said the cashier shut off the pumps before fleeing the booth, which was burning. She was credited with preventing a much larger fire.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze in less than 15 minutes.

Pub Date: 11/20/97

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