SUV becomes fireball after accident, hits gas pump

Witnesses on a bus said they saw the 2007 Nissan X-Terra speed past them, then clip the side of a Honda Accord, which pushed the vehicle off the road. The auto was forced off the road, collided with a tree, and the vehicle split in two.

A scary scene in Seattle when an SUV traveling full speed, plows into a gas pump.

According to the gas station manager, he hopes to have half of the pumps up and running by the end of this evening.

Meanwhile, if you're looking for a gas station attendant in Seattle, we can think of one or two who are now in need of a new job.

SeattleP-I.com reported Wednesday that the 35-year-old man was pronounced dead at Harborview Medical Center after dying sometime Tuesday. Once freed, he was rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

The Uber, which was also carrying a 40-year-old passenger, went two blocks further before crashing through the pumps and setting off a fireball at a Shell station at Holman Road and Fourth Avenue Northwest. His own SUV kept going, and there are witnesses who say he might have tried to break or had a blown tire. Officials said she was taken to the hospital with possible minor injuries.

The driver of the Nissan was evaluated and tested for any sign of impairment.

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

  • Audrey Hill