Harrowing near miss for bystander at petrol pump

Shocking CCTV footage posted online shows a near-miss by a Tasmanian driver at a petrol station. 

A woman narrowly avoided serious injury as the driver in front drove off from the petrol pump with the fuel nozzle still attached to their vehicle.

A black car is seen driving away from the pump, which causes the hose connecting the petrol bowser and the vehicle to stretch.

The pressure quickly becomes too much and the hose snaps back from the vehicle, almost hitting a woman in the head.

 

The woman and another driver can be seen watching on in confusion, with Tasmania Petroleum hoping to track down who caused the incident.

"Can anyone put us in touch with the driver of a Black Mitsubishi Challenger, Rego FH 0659?" the company wrote on Facebook.

"And also the innocent bystander, driving a green Toyota hatch Rego FR1852, who was very lucky to walk away! We are sorry for your unfortunate bad experience on our site, and would like to give you some free fuel."

This article originally appeared on Over60.