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Sheared hydrant from car crash floods Beverly Hills streets

A car slammed into a fire hydrant in Beverly Hills, sending up hundreds of feet into the air on Benedict Canyon Road near Clear View Drive on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.
January 26, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A car slammed into a fire hydrant in Beverly Hills, creating a major mess on Benedict Canyon Road near Clear View Drive.

The Friday night crash sent water shooting hundreds of feet into the air and onto a home. The family that lives there had to be helped out by firefighters.

Neighbors who were asleep came out to see what had shaken them from their beds.

It took a few hours to shut the water off. Authorities say the crash was just a case of bad driving.

There was no word on damage to the home, but the sheared hydrant did cause a lot of flooding in the neighborhood.


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