Evening commutes are already painful, but a few dozen motorists in NJ had a terrible night when their cars broke down because they filled up with some bad gas. Apparently some Lukoil stations got a "shipment of bad gas," forcing drivers to pull onto the shoulder of the Garden State Parkway and Palisades Interstate Parkway.
The shipments were made to a rest area in Bloomfield and another gas station in Fort Lee. One woman, driving a group of kids, said, "A lot of cars were disabled immediately after filling up, and we were one of them."
One Bronx residents who works at a NJ library told the Star-Ledger she went to the Lukoil on the Parkway to top off her tank because its gas was just $3.10, "much cheaper than the $3.50 to $3.60 she pays in the city." Now Daphne Bishop-Brown regrets it, "I could have definitely made it home and back. It wasn't worth the extra pennies. I'm frustrated and tired after working all day."
Some motorists waited hours before getting their cars towed. Lukoil says they are responsible and will pay for affected drivers' car repairs.