Echo Park traffic accident triggers a gusher *

A traffic accident late this morning on Glendale Boulevard at Scott Avenue sheared off a fire hydrant and set a gusher shooting into the air. No details about injuries or what caused the accident, which took place before 12 PM.

* Update: The accident involved a green sedan and a Department of Water & Power pick-up truck that was traveling southbound on Glendale Boulevard, according to officers with the LAPD Central Traffic Bureau. The eastbound sedan – which was making a left from Scott to Glendale – spun around after the collision and knocked the fire hydrant over. The driver of the sedan was transported to a hospital for treatment. The officers at the scene did not know the nature of the driver’s injuries. Southbound traffic was detoured for about 90 minutes following the accident.

Photo by Robin Blackman

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