• Mar 21st 2012 at 2:00PM
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Gilda Ramos crashed into a gas pump on Tuesday, starting a large and dangerous fire in Miami Beach, Fla.

"In my mind I thought, I can't die this way," she told WVSN-TV.

According to Ramos, she didn't see a large yellow Hummer waiting for a pump when she pulled into the Chevron gas station and ended up cutting him off (Didn't see a big yellow Hummer?). The driver honked his horn, which caused a flustered Ramos to hit the accelerator instead of the brake, slamming her car into the pump, which then erupted in flames.

Ramos' sister hopped out of the vehicle after the crash, but Ramos herself had become trapped. She kicked at the door and it eventually gave way, allowing her to escape.

Fortunately, gas station attendant Carol Smith took action as other motorists captured the scene on their cell phones. Smith was able to get to the pump in time to hit the "Stop Pump" button before the fire worsened.

"I'm glad to be alive and that my sister is OK," Ramos said.



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      ghartserv
      • 3 Years Ago
      Stoopid immigrant bcith! Didn't see the big yellow bus. Typical Miami driver attitude. " I'm rude and stoopid, so what are you gonna do about it?" In Miami, I guess they just hope Karma deals with it. In Texas, we will bring Karma to you ourselves.
      thecarguy1972
      • 3 Years Ago
      Really? a 'woman' hit something....what a shocker....
      Hi MaryAnn!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      What a fool.
      FABULOUS JOHNNYG
      • 3 Years Ago
      HEY LOOK, YOU JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND THE WOMEN WAS TEXING, TALKING ON THE PHONE, TRYING TO READ A ROAD MAP AND DRINK HER COFFEE. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT HER TO DO. OH, I FOR GOT SHE'S COLOR BLIND. CAN'T SEE YELLOW. (TYPE IN CAPS CAUSE I'M HARD OF HEARING SO WHEN I READ IT BACK TO MY SELF, BEFORE PRINTING OR SENDING, I'M SURE TO HEAR IT LOUD AND CLEAR ENOUGH ! )
      Mouse
      • 3 Years Ago
      Honestly.....how can you not see a big ass hummer.....unless you really are that stupid, then you shouldn't be allowed to drive. Ever.
        dogfuzzer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mouse
        Well, it's like this -- you've heard of snow blindness - she must have had a case of sun blindness since she was in Florida and that big ole yellow hummer didn't show up because of the glare of the yellow sun. Then when it beeped at her she wasn't sure where it was coming from and assumed in was UFO and the aliens were after her, so of course she panicked and swerved into the gas pump hoping to start a fire and chase away the aliens. It's really very simple if you think about it long enough.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mouse
        Such a dumb-ass driver. Bahaha....Serves her right -.-
      Sonja Dunbar
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is Miami, afterall, the city with the MOST agressive, nasty drivers in the country!! She didn't see the Hummer - yeh, right!?!?!?
        Kevin
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sonja Dunbar
        L.A. is right up there too. You have ditzy people behind the wheel who are stressed out.
      mark patry
      • 3 Years Ago
      more proof women cant drive!
        giaw66666
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mark patry
        LoL, you might want to do your homework before commenting. According to car insurance companies men are worse drivers, hense the higher insurance.
      cimarelli427
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Stupid is Strong in Florida. 99% of the news comes out of there these days.
      hunkindoo1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Woman driver!
      Ed
      • 3 Years Ago
      SHE'S AN IDIOT, SHE SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED TO DRIVE AGAIN. AS FOR THE GUY IN THE HUMMER, IT'S TOO BAD HE DIDN'T GET BLOWN UP HIMSELF, HE'S JUST AS MUCH TO BLAME IN ALL THIS. NO ONE SHOULD DRIVE LIKE THAT AROUND GASOLINE PUMPS, MORONS...
      BIG DADDY
      • 3 Years Ago
      Talking on the phone?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool. Open it, and they will know for sure. This certainly applies to this person. Of course she saw the Gigantic Hummer! She was being a jerk and thus caused the accident. The funny part is that people stood around to watch and film the incident. Is this an indictment on our education system.............people don't know what happens when you mix fire and gasoline? Or have people just become that way all on their own?
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