Uber Driver Plows Through a Gas Pump, Causing a Huge Explosion

The Shell Station at Holman and 4th Aveue was about to be the scene of a dramatic car crash

According to KOMO News, a 2007 Nissan X-Terra plowed through the station's pumps after clipping a Honda Accord, causing it to go out of control.

The P-I reported that the Honda went sideways into a tree that cut his auto in half, and that the victim was trapped in the vehicle.

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. According to witnesses, the SUV was speeding and clipped the side of a Honda Accord before heading toward the gas station.

- A collision between two cars in Seattle sent one of the vehicles careening into a gas pump, causing it to explode.

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Investigators say the SUV crashed into a auto earlier, pushing it off the road and into a tree. His own SUV kept going, and there are witnesses who say he might have tried to break or had a blown tire.

The driver, who was working for a ride-sharing service, is being investigated for possible DUI, police say. The Nissan passenger was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The female passenger sustained minor injuries.

Authorities are unclear whether the Uber driver was impaired at the time of the accident, but they took a blood sample for testing.

"We will work with the Seattle Police Department to assist in their investigation".

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