Frites n Meats’ Propane Tank Explodes, Injuring Two


Well, this certainly puts last Friday’s food-truck scuffles into perspective: Earlier this afternoon a propane tank on the Frites ‘n’ Meats truck exploded after the truck collided with another vehicle. Two people on the truck were burned; fortunately, their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

DNAinfo reports that the burger truck was driving south on the West Side Highway, en route to an evening shift in Tribeca, when the collision occurred. One of the truck’s propane tanks then burst into flames; thankfully, the truck’s other tanks were unscathed.

The Frites ‘n’ Meats truck is owned by three brothers, Ali, Mohamed, and Hiassam Beydoun. Following the accident, one of the brothers Tweeted that he needed help finding his siblings, who had been taken to the hospital. Here’s hoping they have been reunited, and have a speedy recovery.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 11, 2011


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