Midland man hits gas meter causing truck to burst into flames

Staff Report

NewsWest 9

A close call for a Midland man after he hits a gas meter with his pick-up, causing his truck to burst into flames.

It happened Thursday afternoon around three o-clock in the 500 block of Beckley.

According to fire officials, the driver of a red truck was pulling out of his garage behind the house, when he hit the meter.

The front end of the truck burst into flames.

Witnesses said the flames shot 50 feet into the air.

Fortunatley, the driver of the truck was able to get out with only minor burns.

TXU is putting in a new gas meter, and Grande Communications came out to repair damages done to their lines.

No one else was hurt.