One person is dead after his car crashes into a Lawrenceville gas station convenience store.
Incredible surveillance video shows the car barreling through the parking lot of the Exxon station at the corner of Hwy 29 and Johnson Road traveling between 60-70 miles per hour. It just barely misses the gas pumps before crashing into the store.
Incredible surveillance video of car crashing into a Gwinnett County gas station. The 55-year-old driver is dead and a woman was hurt after she was hit trying to get into her car. @wsbradio pic.twitter.com/zreegTnpun— Sandra Parrish (@WSBParrish) October 8, 2018
Demetrius O’Brien was sitting at the red light here when he saw it happen.
“There was a lady, a pedestrian, out there going to her car. So, I heard her and she was screaming, screaming, screaming,” he tells WSB’s Sandra Parrish.
The woman suffered broken bones and was taken to the hospital but is expected to survive.
Lawrenceville Police Lt. Jake Parker says it could have been so much worse.
“Say it was later in the afternoon and we had an intersection full of cars. The collision would have been occurring there instead of here involving a lot more people,” he says.
The store’s owner, Shafquat Chowdhury, says it also could have been worse had the car hit the gas pumps or people inside the store.
“My employees are safe, that’s the main thing. There were three other customers inside and they’re all safe. They were right by the register and it hit in the middle of the store,” he says.
An autopsy will be conducted on the 55-year-old driver who died at the scene in order to determine if he suffered some sort of medical emergency that caused the crash.