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Woman drives into aquarium at Tampa airport

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JohnL, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. JohnL

    JohnL Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    TAMPA, Fla. - The driver and the child in her lap survived when a pickup slammed into a 1,500-gallon aquarium[​IMG] at Tampa International Airport, officials said. The tropical fish were not so lucky.
    Airport officials say 36-year-old Yamile Campuzano-Martine lost control of her truck and drove into the saltwater tank outside the American Airlines baggage claim Monday night. Airport spokeswoman Brenda Geoghagan said the driver had an unrestrained 6-year-old boy in her lap.

    About 90 percent of the 30 to 40 saltwater fish in the tank were killed.

    The aquarium was part of a public art program. The airport spent $200,000 on the exhibit, which included the 12-foot tank.

    Campuzano-Martine was cited for careless driving. No number was listed for her in public records.
  2. AJ

    AJ Inactive User

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    Wow...unrestrained kid in her lap, flying glass...sounds like a situation that could have been much worse than what it was. Glad the people are OK...sorry to hear about the fish. I hope she has good insurance.

  3. snowman82

    snowman82 Experienced Reefkeeper

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    Aflac :) j/k i have no clue really but thats ****ty for the airport, would of been a killer reef tank :)
  4. rockinsmall

    rockinsmall Inactive User

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    so stupid people do live everywhere.....

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