Gas Pump Erupts in Flames
Big Country News reported on September 21, 2018, that a gas station surveillance footage captured a driver backing into a gas pump and starting a large fire in Mobile AL. According to the police report the man actually did this on purpose. The manager of the convenience store reported that the man was mad because the gas station had just closed before he could get gas. Police say that the 27-year-old male back to his vehicle into the gas pump at full force causing it to ignite. The man was arrested and charged with criminal mischief. In the surveillance video, a husband of one of the employees can be seen rushing to the fire with an extinguisher to try to put it out. Firefighters arrived at the scene and were able to get the fire under control.
The Dangers of Erratic Drivers
This story is an extreme case and not typical, but it does highlight how dangerous people can be behind the wheel of a car. People can get very angry in an instant. You don’t know what all is going on in their life and something seemingly innocuous may set them off. In all honesty, the automobile can serve as a very dangerous weapon. This surveillance footage shows how that can be true. Road rage is a growing problem in our modern age. No one is perfect, and so a minor mistake can lead to deadly consequences. One honest mistake may result in a severe backlash from another driver. This anger may end in the destruction of your property or even physical harm to you or your family. Car crash injuries can come with a lengthy recovery time depending on the severity of the wreck. The result can be anything from spinal problems to brain trauma. In some cases, people may not ever be able to go back to work or even care for themselves as they did before the accident.
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