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Car Crashes Into Gas Pump in Mountainside


A car that reportedly swerved away to avoid striking a bicyclist in Mountainside ran into a gas pump at a service station this afternoon.

According to preliminary reports, emergency responders rushed to the Shell Station that's located in the 900 block of Mountain Avenue at around 3:30 p.m. where firefighters observed a vehicle fire at that location.

Four people were already out of the vehicle with two of the occupants suffering non-life threatening injuries according to reports.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire while EMS transported the victims to an area hospital for treatment.

The driver reportedly narrowly missed a child who was riding a bike before striking the gas pump.

Police are actively investigating.

**IMAGE CREDIT:** Cheryl Carpe Isbirian-Facebook