Man injured after car explodes at Sonic in northwest Houston

Posted on Saturday, January 29th, 2022 at 9:06 pm    

HOUSTON, TX – A man was hospitalized after his car exploded at a Sonic in northwest Houston last night, according to information from KHOU.

The crash happened at about 11:15 p.m. at a Sonic located in the 5100 block of W 34th Street, near the Northwest Freeway (Highway 290).

A Sonic employee’s vehicle began to smell of what the man believed to be gas briefly before it exploded.

The man was taken to the hospital with injuries that are considered to be relatively minor compared to the destruction of the blast, which sent debris flying hundreds of feet.

Authorities believe the explosion may have been caused by a leaky acetylene tank in the vehicle. The man has a family member who is a welder, according to the report. Police believe the explosion to be an accident at this time.

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