Vehicle -vs- Fire Hydrant in Walnut Creek

October 11, 2012 · 24 comments

A vehicle smashed a fire hydrant in Walnut Creek on Wednesday night around 10:15pm on the corner of North Main & Treat Boulevard.

The roads are very slippery, so slow down and watch where you’re headed!

Thanks to Maureen Owens for the picture shown above!

1 jellis October 11, 2012 at 2:10 AM

Why does that look so familiar? Hasn’t that spot had the same thing happen before?

2 yuri October 11, 2012 at 2:22 AM

Just proves people in walnut creek can’t drive lol

3 Mary October 11, 2012 at 6:10 AM

Wow this is happening alot. What’s up with cars hitting fire hydrants? Looks like fire hydrants are targets.

Well at least I will admit Walnut Creek has a pretty Gyser now. =)

4 Starfish October 11, 2012 at 6:16 AM

Another one bites the dust.

5 Antler October 11, 2012 at 6:23 AM

Nice reminder that I’m supposed to go to the plumbing supply store in Walnut Creek to buy a DIVERTER (shifts water flow from spray nozzle back and forth to main faucet). It’ll return water pressure to us in the kitchen……miserable now.

6 Howard K Mullins III October 11, 2012 at 7:52 AM

Darn, missed another free car wash…

7 Chuckie the Troll October 11, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Dar she blows (said in pirate talk)!

8 Anonymous October 11, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Possible DUI. Was it a hit and run?

9 Anon October 11, 2012 at 8:38 AM

That’s one way to cool down gas prices…

10 Cowellian October 11, 2012 at 8:58 AM

My dog also aims for the hydrants in our neighborhood, but they never spray back.

11 PinotNoir Dog October 11, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Poor, poor hydrant. Such a loss.

12 Kirkwood October 11, 2012 at 9:47 AM

What??? This hydrant wasn’t “destroyed”, only “smashed”? :-)

13 Mac October 11, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Walnut Creek`s new way of washing off the streets ?

14 mig October 11, 2012 at 10:28 AM

That’s like the 3rd time for that hydrant in the last year or so….I saw the last one…it’s pretty impressive to witness that much water under pressure.

15 J. October 11, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Pretty, very pretty

16 Dorothy October 11, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Darn hydrants keep getting in the way. Will they never learn?

17 Tator-Todd October 11, 2012 at 11:06 AM

time to put up the poles around them. many years ago, a friend of mine driving crazy lost control of his car, drove over the fire hydrant, and the pressure was enough to flip his car over.

18 Winston October 11, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Another case of a reckless driver driving onto the sidewalk. It’s a good thing that nobody was out and about to be killed by whoever was driving.

19 Elwood October 11, 2012 at 12:06 PM

There should be a suicide prevention number for hydrants.

20 ChampagneKitty October 11, 2012 at 5:35 PM

What a beautiful fountain and pond!

21 Just a Concordian October 11, 2012 at 10:56 PM

That’s 14 this year, folks. 14! Kind of a good thing too cause we went through a “dry” period there for a while.

And if anyone still interested, car vs. rock we still at car 0 and rock 1.

22 Just a Concordian October 11, 2012 at 10:59 PM

And still nobody can answer… who pays for the water???

23 Anon 9 October 12, 2012 at 6:55 AM

#22, Well – If someone takes out a Utility pole they will receive a bill. If someone digs underground and hits a gas line they will receive a bill.
Maybe they are not paying for these because the City knows it should put protective posts around the hydrants.

24 US_DOJ_Gov October 13, 2012 at 1:31 AM

I just wanted to see the picture.

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