Four miraculously escape death as car ploughs into fuel service station

Service station attendants at the newly opened Walvis Bay Fuel Centre had a narrow escape in the early hours of Sunday, when the driver of a white Toyota pick up lost control of the vehicle at high speed and ploughed into the service station narrowly missing them as well as crucial installations like the fuel pumps.
The four occupants of the vehicle were also lucky, as they all emerged alive. Albeit with various degrees of injuries.
Two of the occupants who sat at the back of the vehicle which was covered by a canopy were flung from the vehicle when it struck the pavement and overturned.
The driver and one passenger who sat in the front passenger seat emerged with light injuries and tried to flee from the scene of the accident. Both were arrested.
“We heard the vehicle approaching from the direction of Kuisebmond at a very high speed down Sam Nujoma Avenue. When it reached the intersection of Sam Nujoma and Hannah Mupetami Road, the driver accelerated even more, as the traffic light was turning red. He lost control of the vehicle, it veered off the road and hit the pavement, where after the vehicle overturned. It came to a standstill on its roof, barely a metre away from the first fuel pumps.
“We are just relieved no one were killed in this accident”, a manager said yesterday.
∙The driver of the vehicle made a first appearance in the Walvis Bay magistrates court yesterday on a charge of drunken driving, alternatively reckless and negligent driving and for attempting to flee the scene.

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