The Alkoven and Polsing fire brigades were actually alerted to a fire alarm at a gas station in the Straß district shortly before midnight. However, when they arrived at the scene, the situation was completely different.
A driver had strayed from the Eferdinger Bundesstraße (B 129) with his Ford and crashed into a fence at a gas station. Before that, he ripped out an entire petrol pump, which was thrown a few meters away.
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After first aid, the driver was taken to a hospital in Linz with injuries of an unspecified degree. Firefighters were busy cleaning up until 1 a.m. and tied up the spilled fuel. The affected section of road was completely closed for the duration of the operation.