CCTV captured the horrific moment a car lost control and crashed into a petrol gun before the vehicle overturned, pinning the driver inside.
The man behind the wheel remains in critical condition in hospital following the accident at an Ampol service station in south-east Melbourne early Sunday morning that could have ended in disaster.
Footage can be seen the hatchback hurtling around a corner at Oakleigh South when it suddenly went off the road and slammed into a metal barrier before hurtling towards the petrol pumps.
The vehicle rolled over several times and landed on its roof.
As if by a miracle, the 24-year-old driver finally managed to crawl out of the blood-covered wreckage, despite serious injuries.
Shocked local residents woken up by the accident revealed how the driver and his mother, who rushed to the scene before emergency services arrived, asked them not to call the police.
CCTV captured the moment a man lost control of his car and crashed into a petrol truck in what could have been tragedy had the petrol station been open
“It was a big bang, I’ve never seen an accident like this in my life,” Farzana Lucky told Nine News.
“He was totally covered in blood, he was really badly injured.”
“They said, ‘No police please, only ambulances.’
He was rushed to Alfred Hospital with upper body injuries, where he is in critical but stable condition. He has yet to speak to the police.
His smashed tailgate was towed from the scene shortly thereafter.
The crash caused extensive damage to the petrol bowser, which contained a small amount of fuel but no electricity, minimizing the risk of an explosion.
Staff spent Sunday clearing debris that was scattered throughout the scene.
Also, the station’s entire fuel system was shut down, leaving the family business down for much of the day.
The tailgate flipped several times (pictured) before landing on the roof, forcing the bloodied and seriously injured driver to crawl out of the wreckage
“It was very scary, the first thing I thought about was the safety of the person in the car,” said owner Ahmad Dhemani.
“These pumps are very expensive, I couldn’t find the words.”
The latest setback for the gas station comes weeks after the store was robbed by thieves who stole up to $10,000 worth of cigarettes.
Employees and neighbors are very grateful that the gas station was closed at this time and the pumps were turned off.
“The first thing I thought was, ‘This could have been my home,'” Ms. Lucky said.
Residents awakened by the accident who rushed to the scene (pictured) were urged by the driver and his family not to call the police
Mr Dhemani told Seven News: “Especially at night when this type of accident happens when everyone is asleep and there is a big fire, it would have been a big problem.”
Police confirmed they are investigating the single vehicle accident that occurred on Coora Road just after 4am on Sunday.
A separate video surveillance system 100 meters further up the street also captured a speeding car shortly before the accident.
Anyone who witnessed the accident or has CCTV or dashcam is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
The crash caused extensive damage to the Ampol service station in Oakleigh South (pictured later)
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