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POMPANO Beach, Fla. -- A man is suing RaceTrac Petroleum claiming a faulty pump maimed him, according to the Broward Palm Beach News-Times.
The suit, filed in Broward County Civil Court, claims Richard and Susan Gold pulled into a RaceTrac Petroleum gasoline station, located here, in March 2009. Gold began to pump gas and placed the nozzle on the auto-fill setting. He expected the switch would cut off the gas flow when the vehicle's tank was full. However, according to the lawsuit, a "high volume of gasoline started spewing" from the tank, shot up into the air and then fell to the ground.
Gold fearing the "immediate combustion dangers to himself and others customers," attempted to get control of the spewing nozzle, court documents said. However, while making the attempt, Gold slipped and fell to the ground, allegedly resulting in injuries to his head, neck, arms, back, legs and "other injuries yet to be diagnosed."
Gold is seeking unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.
Susan Gold joined the lawsuit because she said her husband is useless for the most part.