Vehicle -vs- Fire Hydrant on Minert Rd.

January 12, 2014 11:04 am · 28 comments


A vehicle hit a fire hydrant on the Concord/Walnut Creek border on Sunday.

Thanks to Jan for the picture and the following information….

Car -vs- Hydrant at Minert and Weaver (right by Oak Grove Middle School). Great response by WCPD, they were there when we were still on the phone with 911. Four guys in the suspect car, they seemed OK, but the car was not. They took off, but did not get very far as the car was wrecked.

The crash occurred just after 3am.

Thanks again, Jan!

Sinn Feiner January 12, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Damn this happens every week it seems like here in Claycord. No wonder we’re in a drought ha ha!

Dr. Jellyfinger January 12, 2014 at 11:46 AM

We need car control to stop the senseless slaughter.

anonanonagain January 12, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Sounds as if Jim Beam was involved…..

Nutcreek Frontier January 12, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Expensive night for the driver…DUI arrest, property damage, hydrant repair and a new car…should have known better!

Become Famous January 12, 2014 at 12:26 PM

OK all you inventors out there we Need a Nerf Hydrant.

Dorothy January 12, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Good grief, you would think the hydrants would learn to stay out of the way by now. Talk about slow learners…

Wonder if hit and run will be added to the driver?

Enfield303 January 12, 2014 at 12:41 PM

How about a hydrant that’s flush with the sidewalk , that firefighters can just lift the lid off and screw the hose onto a ball valve?

LostBoysMom January 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Save the fire hydrants! Donate today to help this endangered species!

J. January 12, 2014 at 1:21 PM

That picture is pretty. It looks like the Northern Lights.

my goodness January 12, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Geez.. Apparently we need to make the hydrants brighter so people can see them! I guess its a new thing to hit a fire hydrant huh??

Cowellian January 12, 2014 at 1:27 PM

When will this wanton hydrantcide cease?

KJ January 12, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Surely by now we have made it into the Guinness Book of Records for the number of fire hydrants hit by cars! Enough already!!

Please people, stop running into fire hydrants! We need to save the water for drinking!!!

Kirkwood January 12, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Re: Below ground fuel hydrants. You will find those at the gates of every airport for refueling planes.

Enfield303 January 12, 2014 at 3:54 PM

@ Kirkwood

If it’s good enough for fuel it should work well for water. I wouldn’t think it would take a lot of modification to make the change. Something has to be done or we will run out of hydrants.:)

Miguel January 12, 2014 at 5:49 PM

These late night drunks need to take the bus or stay home!

Curley Howard January 12, 2014 at 6:53 PM

“It’s A Geezer!”

Gator January 12, 2014 at 8:03 PM

A DUI checkpoint at every fire hydrant is necessary

Mitch January 12, 2014 at 8:14 PM

There are easier ways to end the drought.

Cowellian January 12, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Well played, Mitch!

russ January 12, 2014 at 8:58 PM

How about a Spare The Hydrant Day?

Hydrant Union January 12, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Got no time for dat. One of my hydrants got bronchitis!

Rick January 12, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Where did these people learn how to drive?

I guess a hydrant is better than a car load of kids.

When I was in high school drunk kids hit telephone polls, and their parents were sued for several PacBell.

Maybe hydrants are cheaper.

Mixin January 12, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Unfn&@$)(;?’bmb believable!

mika January 12, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Damn those hydrants!

Victim Blamers January 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Let’s make sure we blame the hydrant

Hydrant Union January 14, 2014 at 11:34 AM

@Victim Blamers My guys are doing a fine job at jumping out there and stopping those cars–that up there in that picture is Sprouts, one of the better guys, but you should see Geyser! did someone guess his name? Must have introduced himself before spouting off.

jtkatec January 14, 2014 at 12:16 PM

That’s not a fire hydrant, it’s a picture of a tornado.

Anon January 17, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Quite a birthday for Brent Deckman per WCPD bulletin

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