BMW Explodes in Flames as Alleged Drunk Drives Into Gas Pump on Long Island - NBC New York

BMW Explodes in Flames as Alleged Drunk Drives Into Gas Pump on Long Island

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    BMW Driver Faced DWI Charges After Fiery Crash

    A BMW driver on Long Island is facing drunken driving charges after crashing into a gas station and setting of an explosion. Greg Cergol reports.

    (Published Tuesday, May 15, 2018)

    A 24-year-old unlicensed and drunk BMW driver smashed into a Long Island gas pump and two parked cars before his and another vehicle burst into flames early Wednesday, authorities allege. 

    Fernando Velasquez was arrested shortly after the 2:30 a.m. crash at the Citgo gas station on New York Avenue in Suffolk County's Huntington Station. Dramatic surveillance video captures the moment of impact; first there's only darkness, then a bright flash of light, followed by another, as the two cars ignite.

    Police say his 2014 BMW veered off the road just before the accident. The two parked cars he hit were not occupied and no one was hurt. 

    Footage from the aftermath showed only the charred carcass of the BMW at the gas station parking lot scene. Velasquez is expected to be arraigned later Tuesday. It wasn't clear he had an attorney.

    Surveillance Captures Moment of Explosion as BMW Driver Hits Gas Pump

    [NY] Surveillance Captures Moment of Explosion as BMW Driver Hits Gas Pump
    The BMW and one of two parked cars it hit burst into flames. Here's the raw footage of the moment of impact.
    (Published Tuesday, May 15, 2018)

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