Lady Hits Fire Hydrant on Clayton Road in Concord

March 13, 2013 14:16 pm · 39 comments



An older lady hit a fire hydrant at about 1pm at the entrance to Dianda Plaza (Food Maxx shopping center) on Clayton Road in Concord.

Clayton Road was flooded for a while due to that incident (top picture), and was also flooded due to construction on Clayton Road just down the street near Treat Boulevard (bottom picture). Crews were apprently letting water out of a hydrant at the construction site.

As of 2:15pm, the road is now free of any major flooding.

Thanks to Mike for the top picture and Brian for the bottom picture!

J. March 13, 2013 at 2:17 PM


Indeed March 13, 2013 at 2:20 PM

What is happening… Again with the fire hydrants. How many in the last few weeks.. ??

TeamUSA March 13, 2013 at 2:23 PM

I wonder if CoCoTAX will deem fire hydrants also a waste of taxpayer money now.

:) March 13, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Wonder how many times that hydrant has been hit!

DMZ March 13, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Hope she is OK. March 13, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Everybody is fine.

Howard K. Mullins III March 13, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Car Wash! Free Car Wash!

(nobody else said that yet, just wanted to be sure someone did)

Jazzguy March 13, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Pay attention!! I’m getting up there in age too, but really, another hydrant goes down? Glad to here she wasn’t injured.

Phred March 13, 2013 at 2:35 PM

The lady must have a hard fist. I don’t think I could knock out a fire hydrant just by hitting it!

anonymous here March 13, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Ok is it me or has a lot of fire hydrants been hit in the last 2 months? Just seems like one a week. I hope the lady is ok.

PASTRON March 13, 2013 at 2:35 PM

1 hydrant down at Concord Blvd. and Kirker Pass last Friday at about 4:30pm.

kittykat March 13, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Another one bites the dust! lol

From Clayton March 13, 2013 at 2:38 PM


kittykat March 13, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Damned suicidal hydrants!

Em Dubya March 13, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Perhaps this is the first step in cleaning up Clayton Road?

Anonymous March 13, 2013 at 2:55 PM

If you don’t like the way I drive, stay off the sidewalk.

AnotherAnon March 13, 2013 at 3:01 PM

If it was a “she”, it was a woman, but not necessarily a lady. Had it been a man, it would have been described as a “man” involved in an accident, not a gentleman involved.

Shuley March 13, 2013 at 3:03 PM

please don’t let that be my wife…please don’t let that be my wife..

mwo1859 March 13, 2013 at 3:08 PM

I have read about 3-4 hydrants killed in the last 2 months. Is it fire hydrant season in claycord? or is it a hobby?

Dorothy March 13, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Good grief! Another hydrants that just can’t stay away from the traffic.

Cap'n Nick March 13, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Yep, I’m still fresh out of hydrant jokes. Maybe I’m just washed up…kind of like the underside of that bus.

Hello Kitty March 13, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Oh, that poor crape myrtle in the first picture. Tragic.

@Hello Kitty #22 March 13, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Nothing wrong with the crepe myrtle, it has been well pruned, that’s all. Now its getting well watered as well.

Elwood March 13, 2013 at 5:22 PM

The Contra Costa Water District hydrant education project doesn’t seem to be doing much good.

Here is a sample lesson plan:


KJ March 13, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Maybe fire hydrants should be painted with vivid colors (psychedelic art, perhaps) so they become visible again to drivers.

A fire hydrant a week is a bit much!

AnotherAnon March 13, 2013 at 8:02 PM

No one seems to be concerned about the tremendous loss of water.

Curley Howard March 13, 2013 at 8:11 PM

“It’s A Geezer!…whooo, whooo. wahwooo, whoooo!”

Jazzguy March 13, 2013 at 8:32 PM

@Em Dubya#15- Of course, city of Concord reads, and wanted to start the cleanup. Next stop: Bel-Air Shopping Center.Ther is hope.

Em Dubya March 13, 2013 at 9:13 PM


It’s going to take a big pressure wash……

PS – that straight ahead bebop is the stuff!

The Real McCoy March 13, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Man, if that was my fire hydrant I would have shot her in the head. I can’t believe what they let people get away with around here!

Lorelei March 13, 2013 at 10:48 PM

My 94 year-old neighbor is still driving….it’s terrifying to share the roads with drivers that age!

I'm The Urban Spaceman March 14, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Hmm…Previous topic related…

How about billing people when they crash into a fire hydrant?

Parsnip March 14, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Ding-ding-ding!!! Lorelei #31 makes it an “age” issue!

(You haven’t been keeping up with the news these past few months and the number of collisions caused by those in their 20s and 30s, have you Lorelei? Then, too, you probably just have an ID card, not a CDL — so it’s not important stuff to you. Back to your texting!)..

ale March 14, 2013 at 8:36 AM

It is a good thing nobody was walking on the sidewalk at the time.

Dr. Jellyfinger March 14, 2013 at 9:17 AM

This is a perfect time for us to address the issue of the severe lack of kayaks for the homeless. Poor souls had to jump into their pilfered shopping carts to keep their feet dry.

jtkatec March 14, 2013 at 9:42 AM

The story states “an older lady”,
Curley Howard and Lorelei, how did you jump to “geezer” and someone in their 90’s?

I would classify myself as an older lady, and I’m in my 50’s. So, how old are you?

kiarfy March 14, 2013 at 9:49 AM

I am so with you Dr. Jellyfinger; Canoe and kayak stands should be a must at every intersection where a firehydrant resides!

Parsnip March 14, 2013 at 11:04 AM

@jtkatec #36 — Oh … I totally missed the Curley Howard comment and gave full credit to Lorelei. My apologies Curley Howard — let’s call it a tie.

Mika March 14, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Oh no! Not another “I thought I was stepping on the brake” excuse!

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