DORAL (CBSMiami) – CBS4 has obtained an exclusive dashcam video of a bizarre and scary crash in Doral that led to an explosion.
A CBS4 viewer sent the video. It shows a driver going down NW 36th Street, just east of 87th Avenue, when you see the explosion. Debris was sent flying high into the air and into nearby businesses.READ MORE: Marco Island Tops List Of '50 Safest Cities In Florida.' Did Your City Make The List?
WATCH: DASHCAM VIDEO OF GAS TANK EXPLOSION
Police say a tank of acetylene in the bed of a pickup truck exploded.
The explosion happened right in front of a Holiday Inn Express. Rebecca Jones, who was visiting from Maryland, heard it.
“I never heard anything like that before, the whole building shook. I thought it was a terrorist attack, I really did,” she said. “That’s how bad it was. I just saw all of this debris, huge debris, flying in the air. It was horrific.”READ MORE: Attorney For Brian Laundrie's Family Says FBI Has Asked Parents For Personal Belongings To Help With DNA Matching
Doral police said the tank was secured properly but the tank had a leak.
“It was a big explosion and we went out and we saw a lot of smoke,” said a woman who works at a nearby Fast Signs shop.
Business owner Walter Prio said he’ll never forget what he heard.
“No doubt it was a tremendous explosion, it felt like a bomb, it felt like a really, really large bomb. It shook, we were sitting having lunch, we just moved into the place today, and all of the sudden this explosion hits. I thought it was the warehouse down the end there that exploded and was catching on fire. That’s how big the sound sounded,” he said.
Two vehicles were damaged by the flying debris, a taxi and a car.
No serious injuries were reported.MORE NEWS: Demolition Begins On Remains Of FIU Pedestrian Bridge That Killed 6 In Collapse
The owner of the truck was not cited because he had abided by all of the regulations for transporting the gas tank.