Uber Vehicle Striking Washington Gas Pump Resulted in Fiery Explosion

March 16, 2017

A gas pump burst into flames after being struck by a vehicle in service for Uber in Seattle, Wash.

The result was a fiery explosion that was caught on surveillance video.

KOMO reported the crash involved an Uber driver carrying a fare. The driver apparently tried to brake and lost control. A 40-year-old woman who was the passenger was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the sport utility vehicle was evaluated at the scene for signs of impairment. He was taken to a hospital where a sample of his blood was taken after a warrant was obtained.

Uber spokesperson Tracey Breeden said the man has been removed as a driver for the service and the company is working with Seattle Police.

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