SUV crashes into gas pump, bursts into flames


A two-car collision in Seattle sent an SUV careening into a gas station, where it slammed into a gas pump, knocking it about 35 feet away and starting a fire Monday night. The auto was forced off the road, collided with a tree, and the vehicle split in two.

CCTV footage from a Seattle gas station captured the dramatic moment a high speed Uber crashed into a gas pump, resulting in an explosion.

The SUV also collided with another vehicle and pushed it off the road, causing it to crash into a tree.

The driver, who was working for a ride-sharing service, is being investigated for possible DUI, police say. Video of the gas station crash went viral on Tuesday, and shows the SUV narrowly missing a person at the pumps before the explosion. Witnesses said the SUV kept heading eastbound, and it appears the driver tried to brake then lost control.

The 35-year-old driver of the Accord was the most seriously hurt in the freakish incident. Police said the driver of the auto, a 35-year-old male, is in serious condition. He was questioned by officials, and his blood was drawn.

The impact caused the gas pump to burst into flames and a massive fireball ensued.

There was one passenger of the SUV, a 40-year-old woman. The company says it will work with the Seattle Police Department during its investigation into the accident.