YARMOUTH PORT – A woman was transported to Cape Cod Hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening, after her vehicle left the roadway at the intersection of Route 6A and Union Street, around 9:30 last evening. The vehicle slammed into a gasoline pump, knocking it off its foundation, and sending it flying across the parking lot, where it caught fire, according to radio transmissions. Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the flames.
Firefighters also had to stabilize a fuel spill of at least 10 gallons of gasoline. Worried about the possibility of an explosion, police kept onlookers and traffic a safe distance away.
The vehicle’s interior reportedly smelled like vomit and the female driver allegedly told first responders she had consumed a quantity booze prior to the crash.
The Yarmouth building inspector was called to the scene to investigate.
And the investigating Yarmouth Police officer requested an arrest number.
The following HN Video highlights the crash scene and emergency radio transmissions.
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YPD UPDATE: CHARGES PENDING AFTER CAR SLAMS INTO GAS PUMP
YARMOUTH PORT, Mass. – Yarmouth Police are investigating after a sedan crashed into a gas pump Monday night in Yarmouth Port and ignited a fire. The crash, which took out the pump at its base, happened just after 9:30 p.m. at the Sav-On gas station on Route 6A at the Union Street intersection. Yarmouth Fire crews quickly extinguished a small fire and attended to a fluid spill. Charges are pending for the 31-year-old driver who was transported to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment.
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* The initial details contained in the above report are based on police radio transmissions and information on scene. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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