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Emergency Crews Respond to Truck into 5th Street Gas Station

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Scene of an accident at a gas station along 5th Street. Scene of an accident at a gas station along 5th Street.
Scene of an accident at a gas station along 5th Street. Scene of an accident at a gas station along 5th Street.
Scene of an accident at a gas station along 5th Street. Scene of an accident at a gas station along 5th Street.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

A gas station along 5th Street is cleaning up after a pickup truck crashed into it.

Crews were called out to the Tiger Fuel Market along 5th Street around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, November 28.

Charlottesville police said the driver of the pickup truck mistakenly hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, sending the vehicle forward into the building.

According to police, a man standing outside was hit by the truck. The victim was taken to the hospital, though police said he was not seriously injured.

Police have not released information on the driver at this time, but said that person is charged with reckless driving.

The structure itself is believed to be safe, though the store manager closed the doors to customers for the rest of the day.

The store was back open Wednesday, November 29.