Crash takes out hydrant on 35th SW

No injuries or traffic jams around 4:30 this afternoon when a driver went partly onto the sidewalk on southbound 35th SW at Holden – but he damaged another car and took out a hydrant:

That corner happens to be across the street from Fire Station 37.

12 Replies to "Crash takes out hydrant on 35th SW"

  • Just Wondering September 16, 2017 (8:06 pm)

    So did water shoot out of the hydrant like in the movies?  ;))

    • ACG September 16, 2017 (10:32 pm)

      Ha!!  I was wondering the same thing, too!!

  • Stevo September 16, 2017 (8:20 pm)

    All dogs – “bathroom out of service until further notice”.

  • unknown September 17, 2017 (4:47 am)

    All jokes aside from above, this would be terrible if there were a fire in the area and this hydrant didn’t work.

    Is this a decommisioned hydrant and if so why is it not removed…well before this crash removed it? 

  • Fire3220 September 17, 2017 (7:21 am)

    It shouldn’t have. As the picture shows there’s a long rod in the middle of the hydrant. It is designed to sheer off and close the valve. 

  • KM September 17, 2017 (9:32 am)

    Bad day for Holden, there was a separate accident at 34th and Holden yesterday afternoon as well.

    • KM September 17, 2017 (12:30 pm)

      Someone also just go rear-ended at 35th and Webster. Everyone is fine, intersection is clear and no hydrants were harmed.

      Pay attention, y’all.

      • WSB September 17, 2017 (12:48 pm)

        Nothing on SFD dispatch log and haven’t heard from anyone so apparently minor, no injuries.

  • Mark September 17, 2017 (11:03 am)


    Thank you for the explanation regarding why the person was unable to get a free car wash.


  • Mark September 17, 2017 (12:48 pm)


    Thank you for the information on fire hydrant design.


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