Published: Fri, March 17, 2017
U.S. | By Vera Richards

Uber driver crashes through gas station, causes massive fireball

Uber driver crashes through gas station, causes massive fireball

The Nissan continued driving for two more blocks until it crashed into a pump at a gas station at 4th Avenue NW, shearing the pump off and creating a small explosion and fire. The driver of the Accord, which split in half after hitting a tree, reportedly was taken to a hospital for serious injuries.

An Uber SUV crashes into a gas station in Seattle on Monday night.

According to Seattle police, a SUV crashed into a vehicle forcing the auto off the road.

The video shows the vehicle positively fly through a pair of pumps, lining it up for a direct hit on one of the bowsers in the next set of two behind. Witnesses said the SUV kept heading eastbound, and it appears the driver tried to brake then lost control.

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The man was traveling north on Holman Road in a 1997 Honda Accord when he was hit by a 2007 Nissan Xterra, also headed north, being driven by a 60-year-old Uber driver.

"And...this fireball going through the air as it went into the gas station, into the pumps actually", Cannon said. Another would be that the driver drove the SUV straight into a gas pump while cruising at a rather high rate of speed. Firefighters quickly put the fire out. The female passenger sustained minor injuries.

Officers got a warrant for a sample of the driver's blood to test for possible intoxicants. The company says it will work with the Seattle Police Department during its investigation into the accident.

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