GAYLE Balgowan got an early morning shock yesterday - two young tourists parked their campervan inside her BP service station at Marlborough.

At 8.40am, just after the early morning rush, two young female tourists drove their hired Spaceship campervan through the front window of the service station, giving Ms Balgowan and her daughters, Rachel and Monique, a big fright.

"There was a loud bang, I turned and looked and a car had come through the door," Ms Balgowan said.

After coming to rest, the vehicle sat among candy bars and drink machines and Ms Belgowan said the two 21-year-old tourists were shocked and confused about what had happened.

She said because the accident happened just after the early morning rush, the shop was almost empty, but only minutes earlier and the accident could have been a lot more serious.

"If it (had) happened earlier it would have been a lot worse than it was," she said.

On this occasion no one was seriously hurt with the van's driver and passenger taken to hospital with only minor injuries.



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