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Fairfield crash into gas station convenience store leaves 4 hurt

Marcus Solis reports live
March 25, 2014 3:30:37 PM PDT
Four people were injured when an out-of-control car crashed into several vehicles outside a Connecticut convenience store late Monday night.

Police say the vehicle was going too fast when it exited off Interstate 95 at exit 24 in Fairfield before plowing into five other cars and careening into the Cumberland Farms store and gas station at the bottom of the ramp.

Surveillance video shows the Nissan Maxima flying through the station and crashing into the side of the store.

The vehicle was immediately surrounded by Good Samaritans trying to rescue the injured driver.

A store clerk called 911 while retrieving a fire extinguisher, and two employees extinguished a small fire before first responders arrived on the scene.

The 30-year-old woman driving the car and three other people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The other victims were all in vehicles struck by the woman, including a 2-year old girl who was in the back seat of a car.

Miraculously the car missed the gasoline pumps, clipping a protective steel barrier that sent it airborne, over the cars parked in front.

There was moderate damage to the store, but the pumps weren't impacted.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


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