Get involved! Send photos, video, news & views. Text SWINDON NEWS to 80360 or email us
£100k car will be a write-off
A SHOCKED driver could only watch when his £100,000 Aston Martin was written off while he filled up with petrol.
The motorist, who did not want to be named, had pulled up to a pump at the Esso garage, in Kingshill, when the driver of a pink Vauxhall Corsa lost control on the roundabout and collided with his vehicle on the forecourt yesterday afternoon.
Nobody was injured in the incident but the driver of the Aston Martin DBS said his car was beyond repair.
“That will be a write-off. They won’t fix that,” he said.
“I was filling up and then I saw the car coming towards me.
“She drove out of the petrol station on to the roundabout, lost it, and came over the kerb and came straight into the car. My car moved into the pump and bumped the pump off.”
Emergency services attended the incident, which took place at about 3pm.
A Great Western Ambulance Service paramedic in a rapid response vehicle checked both drivers for injuries and a police officer was also at the scene.
A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: “We were called at 2.55pm to reports of two cars colliding on the forecourt of the Esso petrol station. One of the cars had gone into a pump. There was no fire but there was a strong smell of fumes.
“All the pumps have been shut off and the petrol station has been closed. Both drivers have been checked by the ambulance but neither of them have got injuries.”
A spokesman for Great Western Ambulance Service said they attended the incident after receiving a call just after 3pm.
Onlookers gathered around the petrol station to see what was going on.
A passer-by, who did not want to be named, saw the incident.
“She lost control on the roundabout and span around and into the petrol station,” he said.
“It all happened so fast in front of me. Nobody was injured.”
The manager of the petrol station declined to comment.