~ Two propane tanks in the back of a pickup truck exploded in front of a McDonald's drive-thru in
Coachella, Calif. 92236.
~ The man was in the drive-thru at McDonald’s, located at 83-097 Ave. 48, about 1:45 p.m.
Saturday April 21, 2012 when he heard a hissing noise coming from one of two tanks in the back
of his pickup truck, so the driver went to check it out. When the unidentified driver then tried to
fix the leak by turning the valve, static electricity caused the tank to blow, fire officials told the
newspapers. Thus turning the truck into a massive fireball.
~ Firefighters in Coachella, Calif. said 100-degree temperatures caused pressure to build up
inside one of the tanks, causing a leak. .
~ A helpful bystander took the man and his family to the hospital. The driver suffered
second-degree burns but is expected to survive, and thankfully no one else suffered life
threatening injuries during the incident. Three others were in the truck, including two children,
& all managed to escape uninjured.
~ The restaurant was evacuated and flames charred the outside of the building. Metal pieces of
the propane tank also hit nearby cars.
~ Two videos, 1st video is news video, 2nd video is closer & clearer full video. Watch till before 2 minute. mark
In: Regional News
Tags: heat, propane, tanks, explosion, pickup, truck, Coachella, McDonalds
Location: Coachella, California, United States (load item map)
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