Guy Flies Car Into Gas Pumps Without Causing An Explosion

Normally, after a crash so dramatic like this there’s a follow-up of an impossibly large fireball like you see in most Hollywood movies and TV shows. But luckily for the driver, and everyone at that gas station nothing like that happened. Incredible surveillance video shows a car slamming into a pump at a gas station, which knocks it over and flips it upside down. A 64-year-old man was driving his 2007 Mercury Milan around 4:55 a.m. Monday when he careened out of control in Parkville and crashed into a gas pump at the Carroll Fuel Station. Luckily, the gas pump has shear valves that prevented a fire and explosion.

After investigating, police say they don’t believe alcohol was involved in the crash, but the 64-year-old driver of the Mercury Milan was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Although the gas pumps took quite a hit, the driver managed to miss a sign, vacuum pump, telephone pole and a traffic signal. He somehow landed down right on the gas pumps at around five in the morning. The shear valves installed underneath the gas pump did their job and prevented the explosion when they blocked off the flow of gas in the event of, oh I don’t know, a 64-year-old driving a car into a gas station.