A terrifying moment when a driver with a petrol pump STILL fastens her car from a servo – almost pulling the cockpit out of the ground and hitting a customer in the head
- In the camera images, a motorist is recorded driving away with a petrol pump on it
- The pump stretched and snapped back at a Shell gas station in north Hobart
- It barely missed the head of a woman who paid at a self-service station
Shocking images were captured when a driver left from a petrol station with a petrol pump still attached to his car.
The motorist was connected to the fuel pipe in Bridgewater, north of Hobart, when they drove off in a black Mitsubishi Challenger.
Frightening CCTV video showed how the fuel line started to stretch before firing back and nearly hitting a woman at the Shell gas station.
Frightening camera footage was captured the moment a driver departed from a Shell gas station (north) in Hobart with the gas pipe still attached to their car
The footage, posted online, shows that the boxer is nearly pulled out of the ground as the motorist leaves, causing the line to reach its breaking point and shoot back.
Two women filling their cars on either side of the gas pump instinctively jumped off the hose.
Another woman tried to pay at a self-service station just behind the gas pump and the flying mouthpiece narrowly missed her head.
The woman ducked and jumped to the side as the snake grazed her left arm as shocked bystanders watched.
The Shell petrol station, owned by Tas Petroleum, is trying to track down the driver and the female customer in the hope of offering her free gasoline.
“We are sorry for your unfortunate bad experience on our site and we would like to give you some free fuel,” said a statement.
The fuel hose was stretched to the breaking point and flipped back (pictured), nearly hit a woman in the head while paying at a self-service machine next to the pump