Watch: Pennsylvania man hospitalized after crash at gas pump ignites blaze

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COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WBRE) — One man was flown to the hospital late Wednesday morning after he crashed into a gas pump at a fuel station in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania.

Coolbaugh Township fire officials said the driver crossed the median on Route 940 and smashed into a gas pump at C&C Performance Centers causing the car, as well as the gas pump, to catch fire. It happened about 30 miles southeast of Scranton.

Footage from the service station’s cameras shows the pump and front end of the pickup engulfed in flames with black smoke filling the air.

A bystander allegedly pulled the driver from the car. The driver was flown to the hospital for his injuries.

Images from NewsNation affiliate WBRE showed the burned-husk of the pickup truck and damage to the gas pump:

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