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.

SEE THE GALLERY SHOWING HOW IT HAPPENED

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.

Comments

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  1. bobwest says:

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

    1. Paul says:

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

    2. Gas Pump Gus says:

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

      1. Gas Pump Gus says:

        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.

    3. K. Jeeves says:

      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.

  2. Richard Halavais says:

    She should be charged with terminal stupidity.

  3. Robert g says:

    Karma wins.

    1. john says:

      I thought the same thing!

    2. Jimney says:

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

      1. Realist says:

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

      2. EnoughAlready says:

        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.

      3. Walt Tune says:

        @ENOUGHALREADY
        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?

      4. Gas Pump Gus says:

        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……

    3. jeff says:

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

      1. Heather says:

        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.

      2. Joe says:

        Very fat just look at them!

    1. LaVonte d'Ashawn Jackson IV says:

      democrat

      1. Good Sir Ticklebum says:

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

    2. justme says:

      No…… just an idiot.

      1. Tea says:

        yeah…democrat

      2. rjm2238 says:

        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.

      3. Manfred says:

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

    3. orangeloe jones says:

      kneegrow?

    4. TomS says:

      Probably an entitled minority with fake blond hair.

      1. Joe A says:

        I was a Jeep Thing You wounldn’t Understand!

    5. Realist says:

      …spoiled brat…diva….

    6. Ken says:

      What makes you say that?

    7. Anti Elite says:

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

    8. nathaniel marywether says:

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

      1. spelling police says:

        sheer… (ahem)

  4. cm says:

    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.

  5. gary says:

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

  6. chad says:

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

    1. catnipshaw says:

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

      1. RB says:

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

    2. RJnNV says:

      Here here brother, little poetic justice.

      1. John Wayne says:

        Awesome! perfect example of an impatient society

  7. Female Dog says:

    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.

    1. Sad but true says:

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

      1. M says:

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

    2. What about Bob? says:

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

      1. Native born says:

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

      2. rusyn says:

        i like that one. have to use it.

      3. Show Me Uranus says:

        The bible?

    3. LaVonte d'Ashawn Jackson IV says:

      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;

  8. Ultimate Liberal says:

    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.

    1. Off Duty says:

      Yo! yous gonna Bogart dat joint all day?

    2. Liberals Suck says:

      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.

    3. TJ says:

      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.

      1. WilliamPenn says:

        You’ve heard of sarcasm, no?

    4. Realist says:

      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.

    5. JMWinPR says:

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

  9. Web Mark says:

    See you next Tuesday!

  10. Marvin Gibbs says:

    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.

    1. Realist says:

      That’s cold! (But so true)

  11. wildturkey says:

    Woman driver

    1. Marjorie says:

      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.

      1. proudnot2bliberal says:

        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?

      2. Jason says:

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

      3. Gas Pump Gus says:

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

  12. Off Duty says:

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

  13. JimD says:

    That wouldn’t happen at an algae pump.

    1. Karl says:

      +!
      No combustibles in Obama’s world.

    2. Steve says:

      Ha! That made me actually laugh out loud!

  14. Mike says:

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

    1. Randy Bobandy says:

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

      1. Gas Pump Gus says:

        that’s a good one

  15. Nomad says:

    That’s what you call pay at the pump!

  16. Piquerish says:

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

  17. Fred says:

    Woman drivers………….go figure.

  18. WilliamPenn says:

    A candidate for the Darwin Award.

    1. DrMike says:

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

  19. bob says:

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

  20. Ricky Baby says:

    So what does the insurance agent say?

    1. Realist says:

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

  21. linda says:

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

  22. Sean says:

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

  23. Lali Danube says:

    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.

  24. Jimmy J says:

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

  25. M says:

    Figures. Stupid fat chicks driving a K.I.A.

    Blew up their car, good. Insurance, if they were smart enough to have it, won’t pay, but I am guessing they blew up Mom’s car.

  26. malcom says:

    she should be executed.

  27. M says:

    When Al-Jazeera rebroadcasts this, it will reinforce the notion that all Americans are fat, lazy, selfish, greedy and stupid.

  28. maj says:

    I doubt if it was the case here because there was a vehicle in line waiting also, but sometimes I am tempted to “ram” someone at the pumps. So many people sit in the freaking cars AFTER the finish pumping gas and fiddle around while there is someone or even a LINE of people waiting. Same with ATMs and food drive-thrus!! Damn it people, have your order ready, your card ready when you get there and move your BUTT when you’re done!! People are so inconsiderate anymore, it is unbelievable. I think some do it on purpose when someone is waiting behind them!!

    1. Wishful thinking says:

      Considerate human beings? Miami? BWA HA HA HA HA HA

  29. Solid Citizen says:

    I’m sure she is entitled to some federal disaster funds (… or perhaps some “JEep bailout” funding) 😉

    The passenger seemed to be pretty dismissive of the event ( per the photo gallery)

    The innocent bystanders were certainly fortunate they weren’t injured.

    Quo warranto, B.O.?

  30. Jonathan says:

    Can’t see any reason why the SUV needed to be left sitting in the fire, BTW. Stupid woman could have backed it up before bailing out at least. Might have saved her vehicle and a bigger explosion.

  31. susanna king says:

    Make her pay her life savings to clean up this mess

    1. TTTT says:

      it seems like you are an starving rat..that doesnt have a penny…and all you got is that hate…jajajaja…i guess you are 46…fat…blonde and trashy…

      1. blah says:

        So you don’t think that woman should be fiscally responsible for the damages she caused? Who should pay then, her car insurer if she has it, the gas station owner’s insurer, or wait maybe the Government should pay for it. There that makes sense this woman couldn’t possibly be responsible for her actions, it must have been some external force that caused her to believe she was entitled to violently cut in line and then cause an explosion. Therefore the burden must fall to the tax payers to bail out this poor helpless minority woman.

  32. perseus317 says:

    “No word on whether charges will be filed”??? How about careless driving, reckless endangerment, destruction of private property, just for starters? People have to be held responsible for their actions. I’m sure that the results of the driver cutting in line were unintended, but nevertheless she DID cause the damage by her actions. She should also be required to pay for all of the damage that she caused, no matter how long that takes.

  33. Barak Obama says:

    I blame George Bush!!!!

  34. James Woods says:

    With reporting like this who needs the internet for news. Who was the driver? Couldn’t of been that hard to find them since they left their complete vehicle behind.

    Where did the 2 women run to?

    Why would charges not be filed; I can think of a handful but i’ll name two.

    Risking a catastrophe (felony)
    Attempted Murder (however that applys to vehicles – a count for every person in the immediate area at the time). (felony)

    I just seen an car commercial tonight with cars that help people park (parking assist) where the woman on the commercial admits she can’t park a car without a spotter. If you can’t park a car you should not be driving a damn car. Parking a car was on my drivers test; wasn’t it on hers?

  35. pen15 says:

    Dude, the hummer a hole wasn’t even in line for that pump! He was in the other line and who knows, she may have been waiting for that pump and he was about to try to steal it! So she sped up so he couldn’t. Then he just drives off. What a d*ck!

    1. TTTT says:

      that is exactly what happened…in the video you see the Hummer (by the way driven by ANOTHER GIRL not a man)…but that hummer wasnt parked there ..she just came out of an alley on the right side that leads to the pumps….the jeep car which you can see its position on the video (so noone knows if it was first there or not) is coming to get the pump ….when the hummer accelerates …honking like a maniac….(wacth closely the video when the jeep hit the pump how close the hummer breaks before and almost hit the jeep)…at the end the 2 latinos girl on the jeep where 2 legal US resident while the girl on the yellow hummer was an ilegall Russian Girl…I was right there yesterday….

    2. Hummer Advocate says:

      Watch it again. If the lady was actually in line she wouldn’t have waited that long to pull up. The car that left before was gone and pulled into the other street before the Hummer even started to move. There is no way she was in line.

    3. ledouxrt says:

      “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.”

      I don’t think multiple witnesses would lie about what they saw. Nice story though!

      1. TTTT says:

        how can you prove the jeep wasnt waiting too? how do you know the hummer was first when in the video you dont see the jeep position before the other car pull off the pump?? how do you know who was first?? if you were able to see both car at the same time..and the jeep coming fron Harding avenue is a different thing ..but the jeep could be easily be waiting too !!!! think about it !! you just are following a comment…and making your own version or what you think !!! the concept of “trusth” is too wide …and there are 2 kinds of trusth ..1..The Subjetive trusth (The one you and everybody judges) and 2- The Objetive trusth (The one that both drivers hold)….

      2. Holdon4theTruth says:

        Looked to me like she swerved in front of someone else, while the hummer was pulling up. She certainly didn’t drive straight up after the other car left. She plainly went around something or someone.

  36. proudnot2bliberal says:

    NO it was INS show me your green card!

    1. blah says:

      La Migra is what mexicans call the INS, idiot

  37. recash says:

    You just can’t can’t fix stupid!

  38. HarryO says:

    They were ILLEGAL ALIEN Brazilians and believe they have a right to get gas or anything else they want before anyone else. They were released because they have no papers nor insurance and the police didn’t want the extra work.

  39. Realist says:

    If we’re paying, do we get the video?

  40. Hedley Lamar says:

    What color was she? Were there Chicken McNuggets involved?

  41. Ed Ward II says:

    Stupid aggressive women. I’ve noticed it in NJ too. Maybe testosterone in the water.

    1. Russ says:

      Like that idiot woman a few weeks ago who got tasered because the McD refused to wait on her at the drive-through. She had made a habit of just pulling straight up to the delivery window, passing everyone in line, and expecting to be served. After a few times they refused to take her order so she refused to move – and got tasered by the cops. YAY

  42. dooger60 says:

    I am glad no one got hurt and I feel the station ower but this further proves stupidity is alive and rampant! Destroyed vehicle, destroyed gas pump and who know how much in damages all because people are stupid!

  43. Wally says:

    A picture of the future because of Obama’s managing the oil industry.

  44. Jason says:

    Bet she is going to be late for that hair appointment now for sure. Stupid split tails.

    JJ The Fed

  45. Charles Darwin says:

    More third world arrogance. Probably no insurance.

  46. michael says:

    I am thinking the woman is a transplant from the northeast. NYC, Long Island, NJ or Connecticut. People really don’t wait in these places and there is a whiff of blue state ‘dig me’ to the mentality.

    1. LAMBOS999 says:

      In Soviet Russia, Gas Pump explode YOU!

      1. LAMBOS999 says:

        Meant to respond to Comrade Smirnnoff

  47. Chris Edens says:

    No word on charges? What? This self-entitled moron deserves to be charged with at least failure to control her vehicle.

  48. Comrade Smirnoff says:

    People like that deserve to be deported to Siberia for life. Too bad this isn’t Soviet Russia.

  49. N says:

    They will be arrested, taken to court, and that’s when she will turn on the water works and play the passive, helpless, meek little woman. She will get a slap on the wrist compared to what a guy would get in the same situation. And I don’t buy the stories of “I have only had one ticket blah blah blah blah.” I know entirely too many women who drive like the world revolves around them and get warnings because they either cried or played the poor me act to the officer. Look at any crime in America where a male was the perp and check out his prison sentence, then look for females who commit the exact same crime and it’s almost always half the sentence, if that. Women whine and scream about equality but they only want it when it suits them. Am I a misogynist? Yeah, selfish, hypocritical, obnoxious women have turned me into that. I also work in a field that is 6% male, go figure.

  50. mallard says:

    expect more of this if obama is elected

    1. Utena says:

      You statement makes absolutely no sense and don’t disrespect ducks. Fool

      1. john says:

        yep thats it

  51. Jimmy not THAT jimmy says:

    It was the gluttonous Humer’s fault. You see, the lady had a valid concern that the gasoline would run out if the Hummer filled up before her.

  52. Steve says:

    It’s racist to show the video.

  53. Bruno says:

    A guy would have to be drunk to do that. All I’m sayin’.

  54. Richard says:

    Just deserts for a line cutter. lol

  55. Steve says:

    Gotta love it when you see this about your comment:

    “Your comment is awaiting moderation”

    1. Holdon4theTruth says:

      I liked the one that said “you’re posting too fast. Slow down.” LOL

  56. John says:

    We need to ban all gas cars now along with the chevy volt . At least with the volt you have 3 weeks to get out of the car.

  57. Fireball says:

    That’s the way they teach them to drive in Cuba and Mexico.

    Cuba

  58. jason says:

    Poor minority drivers. They need a hummer.

  59. Rico says:

    A woman? An impatient woman? But then I repeat myself? Impatient, inconsiderate, selfish woman gets in vehicle accident and causes damage? Shocking!

  60. AA says:

    if the insurance did not cover all of the damages, may be the owner can get a free labor until it pays off.

  61. Steve3 says:

    Typical of your liberal woman today. They don’t like NOT being first, and they hate not being obeyed. They believe they can do whatever they want, when they want. The most spoiled, self-centered, and most selfish creature in the universe today.

  62. EvilBuddyP says:

    Dizzy woman was an idiiot and God was watching.

  63. JustAGuy says:

    I bet she voted for Obama:

    “F*** You, I’m getting mine!”

  64. Walt Tune says:

    Why no charges yet. This idiot endangered not only her life and that of her passenger(s), but those of the entire area. If this is not a major felony, it is probably because the Florida legislature never envisioned such an act of stupidity. For the safety of all Floridians and other innocent bystanders, put this idiot away for a loing time. Preferably in a padded room.

  65. Walt Tune says:

    I had no idea Moochelle was driving a car in Florida! Is her license real or a fake like her hubby’s birth certificate?

  66. FedUp says:

    Just an enactment of what’s going to happen to the country if Obummer gets reelected–Kaploom!

  67. crzyazpapichulo says:

    u have people tryin 2 do the right thing in life n tryin 2 keep every1 else safe, then comes people like that lady driving n ruins the good ways in life n 2 think she was an sdult actin like a lil kid knowin that hummer was waiting patiently

  68. TruXter.Org says:

    Accountability. No one feels accountable when they are inside their vehicle and what ever happens outside of their car only matters while they are in the car, so when they get out, the world resets it’s self.

  69. john says:

    They were both two fat cows,,,bet they havent run that fast in years,

    1. 611 says:

      Relax jhon…we all know that you like nice build up men…whose you can lick all over…if you go to a Miami Beach Gym you will find those !!!pick up one and go to the restroom!! it is easy to know you are 48…white..trashy…bald AND GAY !!!! lol

  70. I_probably_hate_you says:

    Looking at all these comments, I can safely say Florida is filled with idiots.

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