SUV teeters atop fire hydrant after crash

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SAN DIEGO – A man was recovering Monday morning after crashing his SUV into a tree and a fire hydrant, according to the San Diego Fire Department.

The driver was heading south on Ruffin Road around 3:50 a.m. when he lost control of his Chevy Tahoe near the intersection of Kearny Villa Road, police said. The SUV ended up atop the hydrant at the corner of Ruffin and Waxie roads with water spraying the undercarriage and gushing into the street.

Workers with the San Diego Water Department were called to the scene to help shut off the broken valve.

The driver sustained minor injuries in the crash and was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego fire said.

Traffic was unaffected in the area. It was not yet clear how fast the driver was going or if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

1 Comment

  • SoCalMediaSurfer-MiccilinaPiraino

    If I was a Conspiracy Theorist I could have a field day with this one. Once a week for the last two months we have had someone “CRASH” into a hydrant. So, Coincidence or Sabotage? A lot of Stupid Drunk Idiots or A lot of targeted water sources? Hmmmmmmm, not so far fetched maybe. I have said this before, we are in a CRISIS here, the city needs to start protecting our water sources and not making the citizens feel at fault for all of the drought when this keeps happening. It could come down to these hydrants are more valuable than gold.

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