Video recorded the moment the SUV crashed into the Pasadena gas pump, causing a large fuel leak


Video obtained by KTLA on Monday shows the moment a driver backed into a gas pump at a Pasadena 76 station, causing a leak that sent several hundred gallons of fuel into the Alhambra wash area Sunday.

The incident happened around 3pm at the station located on Arroyo Seco Parkway and Glenarm Street.

The video shows an SUV backing up into one of the pumps before coming to a stop.

One passenger immediately got out of the SUV and discovered fuel had spewed out from the faulty pump.

The driver left the gas station after reporting the incident to a flight attendant. Finally, another patron also reported the leak and the Pasadena Fire Department responded.

A Fire Department employee attempted to contain the spill, but it appears the emergency shutdown was not working properly.

The power is then cut off the entire gas station to finally end the flow of gasoline.

An estimated 1,300 gallons of fuel spilled out of the pump before it was finally stopped, Los Angeles Times reported.

Most of the fuel flows into the storm drain and into the Alhambra wash basin.

The City of Alhambra tweeted photos of the fuel and advised residents to stay indoors and close their windows.

“It doesn’t reach the ocean,” said Pasadena city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian. “A lot of it was dissipated because of the vast area it covered.”

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works states that there are no other environmental hazards to be concerned with as a result of the spill.

None of the patients who came to the hospital complained of “smoke or smell,” Derderian said. “Fortunately, no one was injured.”

It is unclear if police plan to question the woman who hit the pump for more information about the incident.

A lingering smell of gas prompted officials to continue urging residents to close their windows Monday morning.

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