PALMDALE – A pickup truck crashed into a fire hydrant Tuesday afternoon, causing approximately $50,000 worth of damage to a local home, authorities at the scene said.
It happened around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, near 60th Street West and Avenue N.
The pickup truck was traveling north on 60th Street West when it struck a hydrant on the corner of Avenue N and 60th Street West and sheared the hydrant off its mooring. The truck’s driver, who did not want to be named in the media, said he lost control of his vehicle.
Water gushed from the broken hydrant for nearly 45 minutes into the backyard of a home on the 41200 block of Elsdale Place.
“The entire lot was drenched in about a foot or more of water, completely submerging the backyard, the swimming pool and approximately 4 to 6 inches of water throughout the downstairs of the house,” said Los Angeles County Fire Captain Richard Robinson.
The homeowner was not home at the time, Robinson said, and the truck’s driver and passenger were not injured in the crash.
“The only casualty was the flooded house,” the fire captain said.
No further information was available Tuesday afternoon.