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Forecourt CCTV clip is YouTube hit

23 October, 2015

CCTV of a customer who managed to tip her car onto two wheels while exiting a petrol station is approaching a million views on YouTube after going viral.

The incident took place at Forecourt Trader award winning Brian Llewelyn a'l ferched, in Eglwyswrw, Pembrokeshire, earlier this week, and was uploaded by Sian Jones, who owns the Murco site.

In the CCTV footage, the car is seen pulling away from the petrol pumps and attempting a sharp right turn out of the service station.

As it makes the manoeuvre, two of the car’s wheels hit the kerb and tilt it over to the left. After balancing on two left wheels, the car lands safely.

Sian explained that the elderly lady driver had stopped at one of the pumps but it was on the wrong side for her to fill up so she decided to drive out and return on the other side of the pump. After the incident the lady drove back onto the forecourt and calmly filled up her car.

Sian's son, Steffan, who was on the till, saw the incident on CCTV and alerted her. She said: “I spoke to her and she said she was quite okay and seemed oblivious to what had happened.

“I uploaded the CCTV at lunchtime and by 3 o’clock someone from the BBC rang me to say it had gone viral. It’s gone all over the world and been seen by people in New Zealand, Australia and Pittsburgh is latest place where it’s been picked up. Money couldn’t buy publicity like this.”

The day after it was uploaded the police visited wanting to contact the lady, but Sian said she was not a regular customer and no one knew who she was. She added: “Even the police thought it was funny.”

Brian Llewelyn a'l ferched won the Forecourt Trader Award for West Country and Wales for sites up to 2.5mlpa in 2012 and 2013, and most recently won Forecourt Trader’s Best Forecourt Loo Award this year.

The video can be viewed on YouTube, or on Brian Llewelyn a'l ferched’s Facebook page.





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