Car plows fire hydrant on Valencia, flood ensues

First somebody takes out a stoplight on South Van Ness, and now this. Our pal Russell Quinn shares the skinny:

I was walking back to my home on Valencia and Duboce this morning around 12:30am, where I discovered a car on top of a fire hydrant. I’m guessing it was either a drunk driver or a ditched stolen car—none of the bystanders seemed to know—but the water pressure was insane. The whole block is flooded.

Russell shot a pair of short films on the topic:

16 Responses to “Car plows fire hydrant on Valencia, flood ensues”

  1. Ariel Dovas says:

    Man, in that second video it really looks like some kind of cool water propelled car.

  2. Anne O'Dyzd says:

    Well, as least all the shit, spit and snot has been washed away.

  3. Joel says:

    That’s one way to wash the under-carriage.

  4. thuglifecrunk187 says:

    dang it!

  5. Drew says:

    “Russell shot a pair of short films on the topic”

    Someone alert Cannes! Get Sundance on the phone! The lighting, the composition, the dramatic tension when he panned over to the other rubberneckers! C’est magnifique! Brava, I say, brava!

    Dude shot some webcam vids with his phone. Let’s not go getting all uppity about it.

  6. Andreas Karlsson says:

    Once again, a car causes an obstruction in the bike lane.

  7. BT says:

    The most striking thing about this is the number of cabs seen passing. I haven’t seen so many cabs on one street in SF in such a short period of time . . . ever.

    • Russell says:

      Weird. You didn’t see the crashed car and busted hydrant?

      • BT says:

        Car . . . hydrant . . . . Ho-hum. See stuff like that all the time (exploding manhole covers being especially common). But lots of cabs in SF? Really unusual.

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