It shook Larry Brady to his core.
“It felt like a stick of dynamite went off beside me,” said the Niagara Falls resident who narrowly escaped death late Wednesday night.
The 56-year-old was at the Husky gas station on Thorold Rd. at about 10 p.m. filling up his 1951 Mercury when he spotted something out of the corner of his eye.
It was a Jeep and it was coming fast — right toward him.
The vehicle slammed into the gas pumps, missing Brady by inches. The impact threw him to the ground as broken glass and debris flew through the air.
He’s certain if he hadn’t gotten low, he would have been seriously hurt or killed.
“I’m so grateful to be alive,” Brady said, having walked away with only a few cuts and bruises.
“If he had been at the middle pump, he’d be gone,” Husky owner Nathan Sinnadurai said of Brady.
Though the gas station was recently renovated and new pumps installed, Sinnadurai was not concerned about the damage, just that everyone involved in the collision was OK.
It all began when Niagara Regional Police conducted a routine traffic stop involving a Jeep on Thorold Rd. just