An SUV driving by an Uber drive caused an explosion at a Seattle gas station after it rammed through one of the gas pumps at high speed. The auto was forced off the road, collided with a tree, and the vehicle split in two. The ugly scene was captured on surveillance footage.
The SUV also collided with another auto and pushed it off the road, causing it to crash into a tree. They said the SUV went airborne over a curb, through a parking lot, then plowed into a Shell Gas Station. The SUV driver tried to brake and lost control-possibly after getting a flat tire.
Photo taken seconds after fire erupted at gas station.
Seattle's KOMO News reports that the driver, a 60-year-old, was behind the wheel of a 2007 Nissan X-Terra with an Uber passenger in the back seat shortly before 8 p.m. on Monday when something went wrong. It had a Uber sticker on its rear.
The 35-year-old driver of the Accord was trapped inside the auto as a result of the crash. He was questioned by officials, his blood drawn.
The driver of the Honda was rescued and transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
Firefighters quickly put the fire out, and the 40-year-old passenger in the SUV suffered minor injuries. According to the gas station manager, he hopes to have half of the pumps up and running by the end of the day Tuesday.
"We will work with the Seattle Police Department to assist in their investigation".