Driver Causes Gas Pump Explosion In Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – A Miami Beach gas station may be out of service for a while after a driver slammed into a gas pump which exploded into a ball of fire.

It happened at a Chevron gas station located at 71st Street and Abbott Avenue on Miami Beach around noon.

According to witnesses, a woman got impatient while waiting for a gas pump so she swerved in front of a yellow Hummer which was next in line.

Apparently, when she sped up, she lost control and slammed into the gas pump which caused a huge explosion and fire.


The entire incident was captured on surveillance video.

The video shows the gold-colored Jeep SUV swerving in front of the Hummer and slamming into the gas pump as it burst into flames.

Then two women can be seen running out of the SUV as other vehicles in the gas station also back away from the flames.

There were not any reported injuries.

No word on whether any charges will be filed.

  • bobwest

    It’s not a “Drive Through” service…. get it?

    • Paul

      Again, someone expressing their constitutional right to be an idiot.

    • Gas Pump Gus

      Don’t blame her, it’s tough to text, talk and cut in line at the same time…….

      • Gas Pump Gus

        Also, it appears that they may have been late for a weight watchers meeting or the “All you can eat” buffet at the Porky’s Restaurant.

    • K. Jeeves

      Florida used to be a nice place to live and work in but I never hear of any sadistic crime in Florida until in recent years when you hear of bodyparts stuffed in the trunk of a car or under the seat and the car cut up and tossed in a creek.

  • Richard Halavais

    She should be charged with terminal stupidity.

  • Robert g

    Karma wins.

    • Jimney

      It’s not karma for the poor gas station owner. :(

      • Realist

        True. I hope she has to pay not only for repairs, but business lost because the pump was shut down.

      • EnoughAlready

        More state run national news. Unelected officials took over Washington and the media after the coup and cover up. Even most of the comments online are financed with your tax dollars. Big brother is trying to create the perception of public opinion while burying the truth. They think you can’t handle the truth. Fact of the matter is we have no democracy, president, and freedom of press is an illusion.

        Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out.

        Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in world history before it disappears forever much like me.

      • Walt Tune

        Have you lost your feeble mind? What does this idiotic act have to do with politics, conspiracies or anything else? Are you a Paulite or some other deranged person?

      • Gas Pump Gus

        Are any of you shedding tears for my brother the gas pump? I was right behind Gas Pump Gilbert when this tragedy happened. I saw it all! Gas gushing from his hose……his gas grades ripped out…….his prices leveled……his receipt chamber ablaze……WWWAAAAAAAAA! Oh the humanity……

    • john

      I thought the same thing!

    • jeff

      There better be charges filed. And a nice fat lawsuit.

      • Heather

        Can’t get blood from a turnip. Unfortunately, this will cost the gas station owner a lot of money in lost business and repairs. I doubt the lady will have enough insurance to cover it. Fortunately she did not cause any injuries to anyone else.

      • Joe

        Very fat just look at them!

  • dwoof


    • orangeloe jones


    • LaVonte d'Ashawn Jackson IV


      • Good Sir Ticklebum

        Don’t look now, but your idiocy is showing…

    • justme

      No…… just an idiot.

      • Tea


      • rjm2238

        There is one small difference between the two; the Democrat is a dishonest and hypocritical idiot. Other than that, not so much. Rich in New Mexico.

      • Manfred

        Typical Democrat. Rules, waiting, and civility are for the little people….

    • TomS

      Probably an entitled minority with fake blond hair.

      • Joe A

        I was a Jeep Thing You wounldn’t Understand!

    • Realist

      …spoiled brat…diva….

    • Ken

      What makes you say that?

    • Anti Elite

      As she swerved around the Hummer to cut into line, I heard she was quoted saying “Do You Know Who I Am?!”

    • nathaniel marywether

      Only real idiots would turn a non political news into a political news. Shear stupidity.

      • spelling police

        sheer… (ahem)

  • cm

    another woman with female entitlement syndrome.

    the car was probably being paid for by some poor overworked husband.

    if she were making the payments on it herself, with money she earned from her own hard work, she wouldn’t have driven it so recklessly.

  • gary

    This moron should have her license (if she has one) taken away FOREVER. If you’re gonna be dumb, you better be tough.

  • chad

    Bet the guy in the yellow hummer was pleased. I know I would be.

    • catnipshaw

      Couldn’t agree with you more, karma is great!!!!!!

      • RB

        Being pleased at the misfortune of others only contributes to your own negative karma.

    • RJnNV

      Here here brother, little poetic justice.

    • Jason


      • John Wayne

        Awesome! perfect example of an impatient society

  • Female Dog

    Throw the book at her. Then send her to the most violent prison possible. Then take away her kids. Then suspend her license for life.

    • Sad but true

      Our laws only apply to US citizens. You can’t throw the book at an illegal.

      • M

        Our laws apply to everyone when they are on U.S. soil regardless where they are from.

    • What about Bob?

      What is this ‘book’ I keep hearing about that everyone seems to want to throw?

      • rusyn

        i like that one. have to use it.

      • Native born

        U need to be a legal citizen to be told what the BOOK is.

      • Show Me Uranus

        The bible?

    • LaVonte d'Ashawn Jackson IV

      Take away her food stamps, chip card, section 8 housing, medicaid and take away her right to vote for democrats for the rest of her life;

  • Ultimate Liberal

    This is exactly why the Obama administration should ban gas stations and gas pumps. Just think of the environmental damage this one incident did. Not to mention the affect on global warming that the pollution spewed into the atmosphere. It makes me weep for our Earth.

    This never would of happened at an electric plug in station for much superior electric cars. These stations would be powered by solar and wind power, by Mother Natures most natural resources. This travesty could’ve been avoided.

    • Off Duty

      Yo! yous gonna Bogart dat joint all day?

    • Liberals Suck

      Right – they would have been electrocuted instead and the power would have went out for many square blocks.

      Oil is one of Mother Nature’s natural resources, too.

    • TJ

      This is why? I have not read or heard anywhere that crazy impatient women driving into gas pumps is why we should do away with oil and go all electric.

      • WilliamPenn

        You’ve heard of sarcasm, no?

    • Realist

      So true. Just think. If they’d been driving electric cars, they probably wouldn’t have even made it to the station to begin with. They’d have probably been walking.
      By the way, I just love the irony that the guy she was cutting in front of was driving a Hummer. You can’t make this stuff up.

    • JMWinPR

      It is Mother Earth or Gaia you buffoon. Get your names correct. I don’t think you’re a true liberal.

  • Web Mark

    See you next Tuesday!

  • Marvin Gibbs

    DB says:
    “She heard there is free birth control pills with each fill up… Or was it a free fill up with her birth control pills? Either way, somthin’s gotta be free!”

    Man, she’s got free birth control — her FACE! It would take a LOT of alcohol to get HER pregnant.

    • Realist

      That’s cold! (But so true)

  • wildturkey

    Woman driver

    • Marjorie

      Gee. That was nice. We don’t all drive like that. I’ve been driving for over 45 years. No accidents; one ticket (30 mph. in a 25 zone) in all those years. I drive about 15K miles a year. I’ve driven all over the U. S., Canada and the U. K., through mountains, across Wales in a blinding fog, all over L.A., Manhattan and Houston in rush hour traffic. I’m sick and tired of you guys who are clearly envious of the cutting-off move that this likely illegal pulled, but are laughing your butts off at the result. Next time, it could be you.

      • proudnot2bliberal

        1st of all toots FACTS are FFACTS the video shows a broad getting out of the vehicl. 2nd you may not of HAD an acident BUT HOW MANy have you caused?

      • Jason

        Good grief!!! Why’d you took the bait?? It was a joke…

      • Gas Pump Gus

        I don’t think that proud appreciates the humor Marjorie.

  • Off Duty

    It’s beginning to intensify. Wait till the juice hits $6 or more…….

  • JimD

    That wouldn’t happen at an algae pump.

    • Karl

      No combustibles in Obama’s world.

    • Steve

      Ha! That made me actually laugh out loud!

  • Mike

    Those women would have actually looked better had they been burned at the pump!

    • Randy Bobandy

      Actually I believe her face was on fire and someone tried to put it out with a wet brick.

      • Gas Pump Gus

        that’s a good one

  • Nomad

    That’s what you call pay at the pump!

  • Piquerish

    So, Ms. Numbskull was arrested and is in jail, right? Right? Nothing like thorough reportage.

  • Fred

    Woman drivers………….go figure.

  • WilliamPenn

    A candidate for the Darwin Award.

    • DrMike

      nope. she’s still living. gotta die to be elliglble for a Darwin

  • bob

    Fastest that fat pig has run in a while. Hope she has to give up hoho’s for a while to pay for it.

  • Ricky Baby

    So what does the insurance agent say?

    • Realist

      Probably something like “Did you run your car up a pole again?”

  • linda

    i hope they throw the book at that woman! what an ass! she could have killed everyone around her, forget her own life!!

  • Sean

    I like how the other car backs out – guess i will not be buying gas here. – lol

  • Lali Danube

    Praise God no one was hurt. I hate ppl who think they are entitled to everything regardless of the consequences. Ever hear of delayed gratification? Try it some time.

  • Jimmy J

    Why are fat people in a hurry behind the wheel and slow as poo the rest of their gluttonous lives?

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