The impact caused the gas pump to burst into flames and a massive fireball ensued.
A Seattle woman was likely left steaming mad — and perhaps a little burned, too — after her 60-year-old Uber driver took her on an unexpected detour through a Shell gas station that ended in a fireball earlier this week.
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Nothing like a bad Uber driver to get a passenger all fired up.
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A Nissan X-Terra crashes into the pumps at a Seattle gas station. (YouTube screengrab)
The Uber driver, who police believe was impaired, was also taken to hospital and had blood samples taken. The 40-year-old woman who was a passenger in the Nissan was taken to hospital with minor injuries, according to KOMO.
It travelled two blocks at high speed after the first collision, went airborne, careened through the parking lot and mowed down two sets of pumps before hammering into a third. 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.
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“We will work with the Seattle Police Department to assist in their investigation.” “Our hearts and thoughts go out to all those involved in this terrible accident, and the driver has been removed from the app,” Uber spokesperson Tracey Breeden told KOMO.
The 35-year-old driver of the Accord was the most seriously hurt in the bizarre incident. After being struck by the Nissan, the Accord hit a tree and split in half, trapping a man inside.