GILBERT, AZ — A Valley couple has survived after a meals truck they had been working in exploded Thursday night time in Gilbert.
Robert and Amber Everson are recovering in a burn unit after their Bama BBQ 4 Ever meals truck exploded.
The Phoenix-based catering firm was doing a neighborhood occasion Thursday night time on the Adora Trails Park when Everson was ending up earlier than being almost blown out of his truck.
Everson stated it’s unclear what precisely occurred, however he remembers turning the highest of a gasoline tank, “it blew me out of the truck, and I used to be engulfed my entire shirt was on fireplace, my shorts, my legs had been on fireplace,” he stated.
Everson remembered ‘cease, drop, and roll’ and that’s precisely what he did.
“The dangerous half about it’s it’s our model new truck,” stated Everson, “we simply constructed that truck.”
Like so many small companies, the Eversons have been hit onerous all through this pandemic. The couple depends on catering giant occasions from weddings to graduations, “with COVID we’ve been having to get out and like pound the road day by day.”
AZ -Feastivals posting in regards to the tragedy on Friday night time as a result of Bama BBQ 4 Ever was purported to be at their outside meals truck rally in Queen Creek.
Final night time, Bama Bbq 4 Ever Catering was in a horrific accident. There was an explosion of their truck at an occasion with Robert and Amber inside. Each suffered extreme burns and might be in remedy and restoration for fairly a while. Their model new truck Robert labored so onerous to construct is totally destroyed.