Customer just misses being crushed by gas station canopy

A customer at a Shell gas station in Shelton, Connecticut was just a few seconds away from being crushed by the collapse of a canopy overburdened by snow. And they're not alone, as this video clearly shows numerous people passing under the structure just moments before it collapsed.

Amazingly, no one was hurt and not even the postal truck was damaged. For once, being too lazy to pull all the way into a spot actually benefited someone.

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They should really make those hollow in the middle, so the snow and rain just passes through instead of building up and creating a hazard.

Where's the nearest patent office? This is my big break!