Storm causes gas pump canopy to collapse at Circle K on Washington Road

At about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, the gas pump canopy of Circle K on Washington Road collapsed onto multiple vehicles.



An Augusta business was damaged early Wednesday morning as a result of the storm that hit Richmond County.

At about 12:30 a.m., the gas pump canopy at Circle K on Washington Road in front of the Washington Crossing shopping center collapsed onto multiple vehicles.

No injuries were reported.

Customer Tyqavious Atkins barely missed the downfall.

“I was inside paying for gas and right when I was about to walk out, the whole (canopy) collapsed on the pumps,” Atkins said. “Thank god I was still inside or I could have been hurt.”

Circle K employees told Atkins that his Dodge pickup truck – which was beneath the collapsed canopy – would be left overnight as a safety precaution.

“It was crazy,” Atkins said. “I saw the whole thing happen. ... The (canopy) started shaking, then it just collapsed onto my truck. Like I said, I’m just thankful I wasn’t hurt.”