Two car accident sends driver crashing into fire hydrant

Updated: Mar. 18, 2012 at 9:13 PM CDT
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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A watery crash shut down part of Common street late Sunday evening. Lake Charles Police and Acadian Ambulance were called to the intersection of Common Street and 15th Street after a two car accident sent one driver crashing into the fire hydrant.

A nearby resident called 9-1-1 after she witnessed the crash.

"I was walking my dog when I heard the pop. I turned around and I seen the lady's head go back. That's how I knew she was injured. And when the nurses came from the nearby nursing home they told me to get a blanket and a pillow. She was bleeding out of her head," recalled Delissa Goodly.

Delissa's mother, Telissa Goodly, said they've lived in the area for a long time and the intersection is dangerous.

"There is always an accident here. But this is the first time I've seen the fire hydrant actually bust wide open. It's leaned but never busted. A lot of water has came out. I was in the house at the time of the accident and the next thing I heard was the boom. I looked and all I could see was water," said Telissa.

The intersection was closed to traffic for more than an hour. No word on the extent of injuries or if anyone was ticketed.

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