Semi-truck driver hits hydrant, takes off

SAN DIEGO — A semi-truck driver hit a fire hydrant in the South Bay Thursday morning, sending a 12-foot geyser into the air.

The truck hit the hydrant around 5:30 a.m. in an industrial parking lot near State Route 54, off West 35th Street in National City. Crews were able to shut off the water by around 6 a.m., and the lot was only partially flooded.

It wasn’t immediately clear what led up to the crash, but witnesses told police a semi-truck drove off after hitting the hydrant. Police said it was possible they simply didn’t realize they hit the hydrant because they were backing up. No one was hurt.

We will update this developing story as we learn more.

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