Tractor-trailer backs into gas pump
Published 2:00 am Tuesday, August 18, 2015
MESSENGER PHOTO/SCOTTIE BROWN
All gas pumps were turned off at the Kangaroo Express on U.S. Highway 231 South for approximately two hours after a man backed his tractor-trailer into one of the gas pump as he was trying to leave at approximately 12:52 p.m. Kimberlee Messer, the store manager, said she had seen him trying to leave and saw others try to get his attention as he was backing out, but they were unsuccessful in catching his attention.
“He didn’t realize that his trailer had caught it,” Messer said. “He thought people were just waving. When I got to the door, I had already called 911, my boss and turned hit the emergency gas pump stop.”
Messer said this was the second time in her six years of being with the Kangaroo and that it had happened once prior to her knowledge. There was not a gas leak from the incident, and Messer estimated that they would be able to keep the individual pump shut off and turn the other pumps on.