Monday, November 20, 2006

Dumb Driver Update

This one came through in an email from a city colleague, and I thought it was classic idiot driver behavior. I don't know if the driver was drinking or not, but to do something that stupid and then leave your bumper there, one would think you'd have to be.

Not sure what the coincidence is about the same hydrant being hit same time last year - but perhaps we should hire additional security around there next November?
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FIRE HYDRANT 102-A DAMAGED BY CAR ON 11/17/06. We had a car hit the fire hydrant at the corner of 23rd and Pennsylvania hard enough that the 200 plus pound top was thrown approximately 60 feet into a neighboring yard. The car then left the scene and apparently caused damage further down the street. However, they managed to leave the cars front bumper complete with the license plate at the site of the sheared fire hydrant as well as various other car parts along the path of destruction. This same fire hydrant was hit at approximately the same time last year.

3 comments:

green libertarian said...

Back when I was in college, I spun out in the pour rain, and hit a fire hydrant, sending it about 40 ft away. Yes, the water was shooting way up in the air, and due to the rain, and the water gushing, the street quickly flooded.

$600 bill from the city fire department to fix that hydrant...

Mike said...

Ouch! The difference, I'm guessing, is that despite your status as a broke college student you stuck around, dealt with them, and paid the fines. Not so much in this case...

Ben Wolfinger said...

How about this one. While driving my unmarked Sheriff's car to Lewiston for a meeting last week, a young man in a pick-up passed me in the posted "No Passing" zone and over the double yellow line just north of Setters Road on U.S. 95. Even he realized it was a "stupid move" when I pulled him over and wrote him a ticket for it.