Witness recalls how out-of-control car crossed Bridge Street, Tamworth and crashed into Woolworths Caltex petrol station

No go: The petrol station on Bridge St was cordoned off on Wednesday.
No go: The petrol station on Bridge St was cordoned off on Wednesday.

INVESTIGATIONS into the cause of Wednesday’s crash that shut down a Tamworth petrol station are continuing.

A spokesperson for Ambulance NSW said a male, believed to be able 60, was treated at the scene but declined transport to hospital.

Haley Baldock had just paid for fuel when she saw the car “speed over the nature strip hump … and straight up and over the footpath into the petrol bowser”.

“There were loud bangs as both his tyres on the driver's side had popped,” she said.

There were loud bangs as both his tyres on the driver's side had popped.

Witness Haley Baldock

“The lady filling up her car was screaming and everyone was in shock so I ran over to the old bloke turned his car off, took his keys, undone his seat belt and helped him out. Then another man ran over to help me lift him up.”

The crash shut the petrol station for much of the day as repair crews worked to restore the bowser.