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Driver hits fire hydrant in Mission Hills, flees the scene as water floods street

Driver abandons truck after hitting hydrant
Driver abandons truck after hitting hydrant
Driver abandons truck after hitting hydrant
Posted at 6:14 AM, Sep 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 12:12:22-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Police are searching for a driver who fled the scene after hitting a fire hydrant that caused a water geyser and flooding in Mission Hills Friday.

At around 3 a.m., San Diego police officers responded to a report of a crash at Sutherland Street and Frontage Road.

When officers arrived, they saw a sheared hydrant spouting water about 200 feet into the air and water flooding the street. Next to the hydrant was a pickup truck on its side and a knocked-down fence.

Officers broke a window on the truck to see if anyone was trapped inside, but no one was found.

Crews were able to turn off the flowing water from the hydrant a short time later.

Police are continuing to look for the truck’s driver, but a description was not immediately provided.