Driver Causes Gas Pump Explosion In Miami Beach
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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.