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  • 3 July 2014, 16:57

Petrol Station Hit-And-Run Caught On Camera

CCTV cameras have captured the terrifying moment two men were struck by a speeding car at a petrol station in Houston, Texas.

The incident followed a heated exchange between the two men and a woman, who was behind the wheel of the light-coloured Buick, local television station KHOU-TV reported.

Marcus Chukwe said he and his boss were putting petrol in their vehicle at the end of the work day when the woman nearly backed into them at the pump.

"My boss was like, 'Whoa, don't kill us'," Mr Chukwe said.

The woman, who reportedly had a male passenger in the car, rolled down her window and yelled at the pair.

Mr Chukwe said they ignored her and he went inside to pay for the gas.

But security footage showed the Buick idling at a nearby pump as Mr Chukwe made his way back to his car.

The driver is then seen chasing the pair down, striking both men and sending them tumbling into the air before speeding off.

Both men escaped the June 24 hit-and-run without serious injury.

Mr Chukwe, who suffered a cut down the centre of his back and bruises to his legs, told KHOU-TV that paramedics said he escaped death.

No arrests have been made.

Investigators are following up on leads, which include a partial licence plate number from the vehicle, police spokesman John Cannon told Sky News.

He said anyone with information should call the Houston Police Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

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