Pickup truck crashes into gas pump in South Knoxville

Pickup truck crashes into gas pump in South Knoxville

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The truck was knocked into a gas pump at a nearby Shell station, located at 4323 Chapman Highway. The truck was knocked into a gas pump at a nearby Shell station, located at 4323 Chapman Highway.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Two vehicles collided at a South Knoxville intersection Friday morning, sending one into a pump at a nearby gas station and spilling a small amount of gas.

Knoxville police say the accident started when a car traveling north on Chapman Highway hit a pickup truck at the intersection with Young High Pike.

The car remained in the intersection after the collision, but the truck was knocked into a gas pump at a nearby Shell station, located at 4323 Chapman Highway. 

An alert employee at the gas station immediately shut off the gas pumps and called 911.

The driver of the pickup was taken to a nearby hospital for possible minor injuries.

Knoxville firefighters were called to clean up a small amount of gasoline that spilled near the pump.

Police are continuing to investigate to determine which vehicle ran the red light to cause the accident.

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