Silver Lake gusher

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Photo by Silver Lake resident

SILVER LAKE —  A fire hydrant was sheared off this afternoon during a traffic collision near Coronado and Montana streets, sending a gusher of water in the air, according to a Silver Lake resident who sent in photos.

Officials had blocked off the street as they investigated the crash and water poured down on the street and one vehicle. The crash took place at about 3 p.m.

It’s not clear what caused the collision or if anyone was injured. The Coronado-Elsinore Neighborhood Watch states had warned that there had been more traffic and speeding in the area, according to our tipster.

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Photo by Silver Lake resident

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  1. So speed bumps are put on Benton Way, and now McCollum and Coronado are the preferred speedway Thanks

    • From the looks of the picture, it doesn’t appear speed had anything to do with it. It looks more like that they brakes gave out.

      Besides, speed limit there is only 25 mph. And it is illegal for speed bumps to be put in without being engineered to allow any vehicle to go over them at the speed limit — most people seem to think it is a god idea to put in speed bumps to PREVENT drivers from doing the speed limit.

      But yes, any time you thwart cars from one street, they are not going to go away, they will simply be on someone else’s street. If you don’t believe that, just ask the people living around the Rowena road diet, and through the entire Hyperion Corrodor, which the road diet now turns into a parking lot during afternoon rush hour all the way down to King Middle School, pushing cars off and into all the neighborhoods along the way.

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