Van explodes while driving in FL

July 4, 2008 1:39:26 PM PDT
A Florida man is recuperating after his van exploded while he drove to work. Surveillance video caught the explosion in Hialeah, Florida on Thursday. Police say the van was filled with gas tanks and welding equipment.

The driver apparently lit a cigarette which ignited gas fumes and blew the van apart. One witness says he thought the explosion was a terrorist attack.

The driver suffered only minor injuries.