Gas pump explodes after vehicle crashes into it

  • Gas pump explodes after vehicle crashes into it

Gas pump explodes after vehicle crashes into it

An SUV came careening through this gas station on Monday night and barreled into a gas pump right here, sending flames into the air, and the gas pump is now sitting in pieces.

That sent flames into the air, but the chain of events actually started before impact. Police say the SUV was racing away from a nearby intersection after clipping a vehicle and pushing it off the road. Harborview announced on Wednesday the 35 year-old driver died from his injuries. Footage captured by a surveillance camera shows a black Nissan SUV barreling into a gas pump in Seattle, causing a massive explosion. Police, who administered a sobriety test at the scene, later took a sample of the driver's blood for analysis.

An Uber SUV crashes into a gas station in Seattle on Monday night. The driver was released pending the results, police said. Witnesses saw the driver clip a Honda Accord, which then spun into a tree and split in half.

Photo taken seconds after fire erupted at gas station. The gas pump is now sitting in pieces. "Everything looks, it's normal, unlike this", Herron said pointing to the wreckage.

Uber spokesperson Tracey Breeden said the man has been removed as a driver for the service and the company is working with Seattle Police.

A female passenger in the SUV was treated for minor injuries.

There was one passenger of the SUV, a 40-year-old woman.

Cleanup efforts continued on Tuesday in north Seattle. We will work with Seattle police to assist in their investigation.