Truck -vs- Fire Hydrant on Mohr Lane Near Monument Blvd. in Concord

June 7, 2014 10:42 am · 20 comments

A truck hit a fire hydrant on Mohr Lane near Monument Blvd. in Concord on Saturday morning.

Only minor injuries were reported.

Thanks to all the Claycordians listed above for the photos!

{ 20 comments }

1 Unbelievable June 7, 2014 at 10:57 AM

They need to repaint all fire hydrants red and put thick metal poles around them for protection. This is seriously affecting our water supply!

2 Just sayin June 7, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Try to keep your cars off the sidewalk, people! It’s not that hard!

3 Dorothy June 7, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Another hydrant jumping in front of vehicles again. So sad.

4 Bob the Repairman June 7, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Hydrants-12, vehicles 0

5 Hydrant Management June 7, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Great. That’s just great. More paperwork.

6 2BITS June 7, 2014 at 12:24 PM

At least the car remained upright. We could have had a twofer.

7 mutts June 7, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Or some pretty big boulders.

8 Elwood June 7, 2014 at 12:57 PM

I’m glad to hear that the hydrant wasn’t seriously injured.

9 KJ June 7, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Do these drivers face any penalties? Do they have to pay to replace the fire hydrant, or pay the water district for all the lost water? What happens to them?

10 6 out of 10 June 7, 2014 at 5:09 PM

night shots are better with the emergency vehicle lights.

11 Thewoodelfin June 7, 2014 at 6:23 PM

This is a sad story. Where can I send a sympathy card for the departed hydrants?

12 Michelle June 7, 2014 at 6:52 PM

No sympathy cards for the departed hydrants-they chose not to be there.

13 Hydrant Union June 7, 2014 at 6:53 PM

@Hydrant Management
Well, the guys had to get out some time.

14 Adi June 7, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Yeah and it was running for over 2 hours, sad

15 Curly Howard June 7, 2014 at 7:54 PM

“It’s a Geezer!”

16 East Bay Babe June 7, 2014 at 9:43 PM

I passed by there on Monument this morning and I saw the Geyser, so I said “O no another Fire Hydrant just got it”. Though I will admit it looked like a beautiful fountain.

17 Momo June 8, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Don’t understand why they don’t get someone over there immediately to cap off the water supply. What a waste when we have none to spare.

18 biggus thinkus June 8, 2014 at 12:09 AM

maybe it’s a hobo conspiracy.
bunch of bums pay some dude to tap it so they can take a bath.

wait. no..
i do find it amazing the lengths people will go to and the driving skills it takes to hit some of these hydrants. some i’d have to CONCENTRATE on hitting they’re so off the road.

19 biggus thinkus June 8, 2014 at 12:10 AM

correction: if i’m not mistaken, hobo’s travel. bums sit by the road and mooch.
change “hobo” to bum.

20 Bre's Mom June 8, 2014 at 11:42 PM

The vehicle’s bumper was still bouncing around in the water when we saw it. We lost most of our water pressure. What a waste of water during this drought.

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