A land rover entered the petrol station on the Rapida at Botanical Gardens at high speed hitting a pillar and smashing into the main station front where the cash desk is. The accident happened Friday night and the driver fled the scene.
Police have now identified the driver of the green land rover, who is now being questioned.
Fire fighters, police and ambulance where quickly on the scene, there is considerable damage and the station will be closed for at least a week. The station is on the Northern carriage Caniço to Funchal.