Accident Causes Flood After Hydrant Sheared Off

By On March 11, 2015

A Burbank Police officer got flagged down Tuesday afternoon by a passerby that there was an auto accident with a sheared fire hydrant on Buena Vista near Empire.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

When the officers arrived on scene they found water spraying several hundred feet into the air striking power lines and two cars totally mangled, one sitting on top of the hydrant.

The Fire Department was called, along with the water department, power department and a slew of additional police officers, to assist in directing traffic along the busy Buena Vista St.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The accident destroyed two cars and a fire hydrant, but didn’t cause an injuries to the driver involved.

The crash scene was cleared and traffic resumed within the hour.

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