Six Injured in New York Gas Station Fire

August 10, 2010

Six people have been hospitalized after a car accidentally struck a gas pump, setting off a fire and closing part of the Hutchinson River Parkway in New York’s Westchester County.

Police say the accident occurred Sunday at a Mobil station in Harrison.

Three people were hospitalized with broken bones, respiratory distress and cuts. Three gas station employees were treated for smoke inhalation.

Police say five other vehicles were damaged in the incident.

The parkway was closed in both directions between the North Street and Mamaroneck Avenue exits. It reopened 90 minutes later.

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