PICS: Vehicle -vs- Fire Hydrant in Clayton

February 6, 2014 17:50 pm · 40 comments




One person was injured after a vehicle struck (and landed on top of) a fire hydrant on El Molino Dr. in Clayton on Thursday evening just after 5pm.

The victim’s injuries are not life threatening.

The vehicle did receive major damage, and had to be towed from the scene.

Thanks to Lisa for the top two pictures and Brian for the bottom one.

Jerk February 6, 2014 at 5:54 PM

The Daily Flip! I’m really surprised that no pics or vids have been posted about todays DISASTER roadways. Really people, It’s a Little Bit of rain – Not the Rapture or Anything.

SAVE THE WATER February 6, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Can’t afford to waste any water. We need to stay in panic mode until we all float way.

Is it time to make hitting a fire hydrant a felony? That and a huge fine for wasting precious water?

Remember, its the WATER, precious WATER. Anyone who wastes water should die, or at least pay a huge fine.

Dorothy February 6, 2014 at 6:53 PM

What!? Again? At least this time the hydrant held onto the car so it couldn’t get away.

anonanonagain February 6, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Texting or major inattentiveness when it comes to driving?

Curley Howard February 6, 2014 at 7:08 PM

WHAT!!!!…No Geezer???.

LOL February 6, 2014 at 7:19 PM

I think we found Connie Dobbs! Guess it was raining from the sky and street today eh?

mika February 6, 2014 at 7:21 PM

They’re at it again!

Cowellian February 6, 2014 at 7:33 PM

When will all this Hydrantcide end?

Elwood February 6, 2014 at 7:46 PM

I’m sorry the driver was injured.

How’s the hydrant?

Fire Hydrant Management February 6, 2014 at 9:18 PM

This was only a drill. NO Hydrants were harmed in the making of this photo

They're MAGNETIC February 6, 2014 at 9:18 PM

I think all the fire hydrants in Claycord are magnetic. Every week it seems, another car is mysteriously attracted by and pulled into one!

J. February 6, 2014 at 9:30 PM


Yeah, magnetic, that’s the key; that’s why we don’t see any Corvettes floating on broken hydrants.

Mrs. T February 6, 2014 at 9:36 PM

OK who is paying all of these people to run into hydrants around here and for what reason?? I think this needs to be investigated 😉

Sam Y February 6, 2014 at 9:36 PM

How in the heck does a car end up on a sidewalk on top of a fire hydrant?? They must NOT have been paying attention to the road……and going to fast!!

KJ February 6, 2014 at 9:51 PM

What the heck!! It’s not like there is a fire hydrant on every street corner, especially on that street. Did they wait to lose control of their car until they saw a fire hydrant, and then made a bee-line to hit it?

Bob the Repairman February 6, 2014 at 9:55 PM

The score so far is Hydrants 12, vehicles 0!!!!

Nathan East February 6, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Put bollards around every hydrant? Drive safe out there, folks. We are surrounded by drivers who hit hydrants, flip themselves over and the streets are wet. Who pays for this?

Elwood February 6, 2014 at 10:39 PM

I can hear one of those new talking cars now:

“Die, hydrant, die!”

Antler February 6, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Dorothy at #4 …… 🙂

Dr. Jellyfinger February 6, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Cleanest under carraige in the county.

Dr. Jellyfinger February 6, 2014 at 11:28 PM

No, I wasn’t there but I can appreciate the benefits of a bidet & a clean under carriage.

Anonymous February 7, 2014 at 6:01 AM

If we got rid of all the hydrants we would have significantly fewer wrecks.

DanMtz February 7, 2014 at 8:21 AM

The hydrant is a hero. It saved a tree and fence from certain doom.

Winston February 7, 2014 at 9:18 AM

It’s a good thing nobody walks around here because the cars seem to spend a lot of time driving on the sidewalk.

Dan February 7, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Damn it looks like there was a ton of water going in that persons backyard there!!

hmm February 7, 2014 at 10:07 AM

I’m starting to believe there’s a cult of Claycordians who love reading about fire hydrants being taken out by motorists so much that they themselves intentionally drive right into them when a story hasn’t been posted in a while.

Cowellian February 7, 2014 at 10:45 AM


Anonymous February 7, 2014 at 11:32 AM

DeSaulnier will be introducing a bill that will impose a small tax to put SEIU guard at each hydrant.

We need Hydrants with better reflexes February 7, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Get rid of the old hydrants and replace them with younger and quicker they will stop getting in the way!

Anonymous February 7, 2014 at 2:06 PM

This whole thing is a coded message re the location of Connie Dobbs. Expect Atticus’ cat to figure something out.

WOW February 7, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Cops – why no description of what may have lead to this crash? Oh, because the victim is alive and could sue your for liable.

anonymous February 7, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Hydrants in Clayton ? O ya they still have a fire station.

Heather February 7, 2014 at 4:41 PM

You guys are all heartless and need to get your FACTS straight! FYI…. this was my father’s accident. He suffered a mild stroke and was taken BY AMBULANCE to the hospital. Police DO NOT have to release that information, and all you people should be ashamed for judging so quickly! He was NOT texting…. he was NOT speeding….. he was NOT distracted! Also since when is water more precious than a HUMAN LIFE!!! It was not intentional…. have a little understanding people.
Thanks though to Lisa & Brian for the pictures. I was not there when it happened and it is scary to see what it actually looked like.

Constant Reader February 7, 2014 at 4:46 PM

YEAH!!!! For once the car won and prevented the hydrant from making a huge geyser!

#30 Maybe you’re onto something there – I’ll bet Concord’s hydrants are pretty old.

Jose February 7, 2014 at 5:36 PM

You must be new here. The Claycord Peanut Gallery sees all and knows all. Just ask them.

Jose February 7, 2014 at 5:37 PM

And I’m sorry to hear about your father. I hope he is doing better.

concord February 7, 2014 at 7:37 PM

now that’s the way conserve water!

concord February 7, 2014 at 7:37 PM

maybe your old pappy should not have been driving in the first place.

RAGE February 7, 2014 at 8:20 PM

José, maybe when you’re old and decrepit we will all be looking at the same picture of you hitting a fire hydrant. Find something else better to do with your time then to make comments on Claycord listings! LOL.

Cindy February 8, 2014 at 4:15 PM

WOW ! I always thought Clayton/Concord residents were a bit more sympathetic than all the comments I’ve read. Heather has a very valid point and I feel very sorry for all of you!! You have no idea how this man has contributed to the community of Clayton. Shame on you. Sorry Heather:) C&L

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