‘The car was about 3ft up in the air’

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A DRIVER has spoken of how he leapt into action to help a woman whose car ended up stranded over a fuel pump.

The 45-year-old, from Leigh Park, who did not want to be named, was paying for his fuel at the Shell petrol station in Rowlands Castle when the accident happened.

As reported previously, a woman was using the jet wash when she reversed her Vauxhall Astra into the man’s Ford Ka before crashing into a pump unit.

The man, who works in the roofing trade, said: ‘She hit my car first and then ploughed over the petrol pumps.

‘I went to see if she was alright.

‘I checked her for any head or neck injuries, just to make sure I could move her.

‘The car was about 3ft up in the air on the petrol pumps.

‘I lifted her out and then helped her into the garage.

‘I had to go into the garage to tell them to shut the pumps down.’

Emergency services were called to the incident at about 9.30pm on Tuesday, but the woman was unharmed.

The man added: ‘It was a very unfortunate accident that happened and I hope it’s not put her off driving.

‘But I don’t think she will be using the jet wash for a while.’