- Mar 26th 2014 at 1:14PM
Car Accident Causes 60-Foot Geyser On San Francisco Corner
Water poured on to streets for two hours
Residents of San Francisco's Tenderloin district awoke early Wednesday morning to a 60-foot geyser of water shooting out from a damaged fire hydrant.
The hydrant was bowled over around 12:40 a.m. when a taxicab and sedan collided, 5 KPIX reported. The taxi jumped the curb and knocked over the hydrant, causing water to shoot into the air. It took the fire department two hours to staunch the flow of water.
No injuries were reported, but some residents in the surrounding area lost water service. The driver of the sedan was arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence.
San Franciscans may not be used to water shooting up from their streets, but in Russia the sudden appearance of a geyser in the road barely phases drivers.