Car crashes into Manchester gas station, starts fire

15 Aug

A driver suffering from a medical emergency lost control of his vehicle this morning, crashing it into the gas pumps at the Northland Express on the corner of Elm Street and Webster St. From the MPD news release:

The preliminary investigation indicates a 2003 Mercury Marquis was traveling westbound on Webster St. when the operator, Peter Kendall, 61, of Hooksett, NH experienced a medical event and lost consciousness. The vehicle traveled across the eastbound lane and through the parking lot of The Fruit Center before entering the parking lot of the Northend Express. The vehicle collided with the gas pump which immediately ignited the fire.

The crash was witnessed by a Manchester Firefighter from Engine 5, and MFD quickly responded and contained the fire. Witnesses to the crash pulled the driver and his granddaughter to safety. The crash resulted in minor injuries.

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