Nigel Farage, the former leader of the Brexit Party revealed that he was in a car accident while desperately looking for gas amid the UK fuel crisis.
“I went to 7 petrol stations this morning and there was no fuel at any of them,” he said.
“Was then hit by a van whilst stationary at a roundabout. Great start to the day!” It seems Farage is okay – well enough to tweet, anyway.
The government tell us that the fuel crisis is easing…
I went to 7 petrol stations this morning and there was no fuel at any of them.
Was then hit by a van whilst stationary at a roundabout. Great start to the day!
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) September 30, 2021
Meanwhile, he’s not alone in trying to find fuel.
The UK is struggling with a gas shortage this week, due to rising energy prices, temporary disruptions caused by Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic.
The main reason for the shortage seems to be a shortage of truck drivers. Due to Brexit, many foreign drivers were unable to renew their licenses.
A shortage of truck drivers led to a disruption of the gas supply chain, leaving many fuel stations without gas. Then, the panic buying started.
Hundreds of petrol stations have had to impose a £30 limit on fuel due to the HGV driver shortage causing issues for fuel supplies across the UK.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) September 25, 2021
Scenes from the UK mirrored those from the U.S. in May, in the aftermath of the Colonial pipeline attack.
As drivers waited for hours for gas, tensions grew. Videos of fights between motorists surfaced on social media.
Fight breaks out at petrol station as fuel shortage grips UK pic.twitter.com/qcXw63jaJe
— The Independent (@Independent) September 27, 2021
One man was even filmed pulling a knife during an argument with another driver.