SEATTLE -- A two-car collision Monday night in north Seattle sent one vehicle careening into a gas station, where it slammed into a gas pump, knocking it about 35 feet away and starting a fire, the Seattle Fire Department said.
The accident happened just before 8 p.m. at a Shell station.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze and used the emergency shut-off and dry chemicals to keep the other pumps from catching fire.
Investigators said Tuesday a 60-year-old ride-share driver in a Nissan had a passenger, a 40-year-old woman, at the time of the accident.
The Nissan struck a Honda, which slid sideways into a tree, cutting it in half, according to KCPQ.
Firefighters said the driver was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The Nissan continued north for two blocks, eventually crashing into the gas station. The passenger in the Nissan was taken to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. The driver was not injured.AlertMe