Driver charged after car rolls, knocks down man at gas pump

By Stephen Betts | Nov 28, 2018
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St. George — A 51-year-old St. George man was charged after an incident in which his vehicle rolled in a store parking lot and resulted in another person's being injured.

Peter McClure was charged with operating after suspension, according to Knox County Sheriff's Office Lt. Patrick Polky.

McClure had gotten out of his vehicle shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Tenants Harbor General Store. As he was getting out, the vehicle started rolling backward. He attempted to get back into the vehicle, but was unable to. The out-of-control vehicle knocked McClure to the ground and ran over his foot.

The vehicle then collided with another vehicle that was parked at the gas pump. The male operator of the second vehicle had gotten out of his car and was walking toward the pump when the collision occurred. The man was knocked to the ground. He was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport with possible injuries.

Both vehicles came to rest on the gas pump. The gas pump was damaged and bent, according to the store, but it still works and will need repairs. Deputy Matt Elwell is the investigator and was assisted by Knox Regional Communications Center, St. George Fire and Emergency Medical Services and Automaster Towing.

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