SAN MARCOS, Calif. – A truck smashed into a fire hydrant early Tuesday morning in San Marcos, sending thousands of gallons of water shooting into the sky and damaging a nearby business.
According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, at around 2:30 a.m., a driver lost control of a truck at the corner of North Twin Oaks Valley and Buena Creek roads. It crashed through a sign and then hit a fire hydrant. The truck then fled the scene.
The collision created a geyser more than 50-feet high. It also rained water down on a flower shop.
It took nearly 30 minutes for responding San Marcos Fire Department crews to shut off the water.
Meanwhile, California Highway Patrol officers found the suspect truck abandoned about two miles away. Sheriff’s deputies were still searching for the driver as of 6:30 a.m.