Runaway big rig crashes into gas station

Published: Jul. 9, 2012 at 5:38 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 23, 2012 at 1:38 PM CDT
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Overturned tractor trailer crashes into gas station-Security Camera Photo: WJW/Rahif Faris
Overturned tractor trailer crashes into gas station-Security Camera Photo: WJW/Rahif Faris

Akron, Ohio- A tractor trailer skidded up to pumps of an Ohio gas station like it was sliding into home plate.

The runaway big rig had just gotten off the interstate when the brakes went out. When the trucker tried to make a turn to avoid the gas station, the rig flipped onto its side and slid right into the busy gas station.

Startled customers and employees jumped into action. The quick-thinking manager hit the emergency shut-off switch to keep the pumps from exploding.

At the same time, a customer ran to the truck and helped a passenger escape from the truck's cab.

The driver got out on his own.

No one was seriously hurt.