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

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

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

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.”

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Navy Gary
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Navy Gary 06/11/14 - 05:38 am
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Well...

I'd scoot on over to Milton Ruben and pick me out a new truck.

GuyGene
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GuyGene 06/11/14 - 07:50 am
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On Washington Rd., eh?

Well I know exactly which Circle ye mean now. I don't know Washington Crossing shopping center.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/11/14 - 08:15 am
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Nearly? Barely?

From the story:

Customer Tyqavious Atkins nearly 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.

I would not say nearly missed. Let's face it, Mr. Atkins indeed did miss the downfall of the canopy. We are all grateful for that.

shamrock
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shamrock 06/12/14 - 07:49 am
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New Truck

I'm thinking that Mr. Atkins will soon enjoy a new truck completely paid for by Circle K.

AFjoe
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AFjoe 06/12/14 - 12:35 pm
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New Truck!!!

Good thing Mr Atkins didn't pull out his debit card. He might have lost more than his truck. Circle K better take care of him, including a full tank of gas. Truck vs. funeral...

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