Porsche veers off road and crashes through wall into petrol pump at Shell in Ashford

A Porsche Macan 4×4 smashed into a wall and sent petrol pumps crashing to the ground after veering off the road in Ashford. Bricks have been left strewn across part of the forecourt at the Shell garage in Fordbridge Road following the crash, with photos showing the fallen set of pumps lying on the ground. Emergency services rushed to the scene at around 12.10am on Wednesday (August 21), although the fire service confirmed there had been no fire despite the pumps being toppled and fuel appearing to have been spilled.

A police cordon remained in place on Wednesday afternoon and the garage was closed as a result. Surrey Police said a man in his 40s was taken to hospital for treatment to cuts, but enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances of the incident. More photos show workers at the scene attempting to clear up and repair the damage, including fixing the stricken set of pumps.

A large amount of foamy water is seen across the forecourt. A petrol tanker is also at the site. The car-shaped hole is very distinctive in the shallow, bricked wall close to pumps one and two of the garage, which is located close to a mini roundabout, almost exactly opposite The King’s Fairway pub.

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A Fordbridge Road resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “At 12.05am I heard a massive bang – and obviously looked out the window, but next door’s tree was too big and I couldn’t see anything.

“Thirty minutes or so later I heard the recovery truck come to pick it [the vehicle] up. “My son said his friend sent him a Snapchat [showing the incident]. They came down Stanwell Road and didn’t turn left or right; went straight over the wall and on to the petrol pumps.

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“I haven’t seen any ambulance, fire or police but it’s all been taped off.”

One firefighter from Staines fire station confirmed their attendance and assistance in making the scene safe alongside police. They added that the man is understood to have suffered facial injuries. A Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) spokesman added: “Two fire engines were sent, and they arrived at the scene around 12.15am.

A car had collided with a petrol pump.

“The incident was cleared and the units left the scene around 1.05am.”

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