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Truck crashes into gas pump igniting ball of fire

Posted at 10:32 PM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-18 06:42:02-04

A scary situation was caught on video in Wayne, Michigan after a truck plows into a gas pump igniting a fire storm. 

The Wayne Police Department is continuing to investigate how this happened, but for a family eating dinner across the street the incident was a little too close for comfort.

"It was like huge, it was just a huge fire," said Melinda Neilson.  

She was celebrating a birthday with her family across the street at a Pizza Hut.

"We were like, 'There’s a car on fire at the gas station' and we all looked and came outside," said Neilson.

The gas station attendant was helping a customer inside when he heard a loud noise.

"Oh man big noise like explosion boom," he said.

A truck jumped the curb, hitting a light pole and plowed directly into a gas pump.

"We were like, 'Oh my god there’s a fire at the gas station,'" said Neilson.

Flames engulfed the pump and truck.  

"The pumps get on fire. So first thing I shut off everything and try to call 911," said the gas station attendant.

It was a scary ending for a family out celebrating a birthday

"Very crazy. You don’t see stuff like this everyday," said Neilson.