My apartment is 25 yards away.
This is the scene of devastation after a sports car ploughed into a petrol station – narrowly missing a motorist.
The Audi TT smashed into the pumps before crashing through the shop front at the BP garage in Romiley.
It demolished the front window and customer entrance, ending up wedged alongside the sweets counter.
One motorist was filling up his car on the other side of the pumps when the Audi hit them, but amazingly escaped injury. The cashier also escaped unhurt.The driver of the Audi suffered minor injuries. One eyewitness said: "It was a miracle nobody was seriously injured. At the time the car entered the garage a customer was pumping fuel from the other side of the pumps, which took the impact.
"And if anybody had been in the main part of the shop at that time they would have been killed."
Firefighters from Marple turned off the fuel pumps after the smash at the BP garage in Compstall Road.
Coun Hazel Lees said: "This was a dangerous incident. The people in the petrol station were lucky, as were the people who live nearby, because there would have been unimaginable consequences if it had gone up in flames."
Site owners MRH Retail are still assessing the damage from the smash, which happened on Sunday.
The firm’s northern manager Paul Whiston said: "Fortunately the cashier escaped unharmed and we are now assessing the damage caused to the shop."
The station re-opened yesterday after the incident on Sunday night at 9.20pm.
A 23-year-old man was taken to hospital after the crash, which police are investigating.
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