Hit-and-run driver crashes into fire hydrant in San Luis Obispo

July 9, 2022


A hit-and-run driver crashed into a fire hydrant on Los Osos Valley Road, shearing off the hydrant and causing water to spew into the air on Saturday afternoon.

Shortly before 6 p.m., a caller reported water shooting into the air near the intersection of Higuera Street and Los Osos Valley Road. Firefighters arrived and shut off the water through a manhole on the street.

City maintenance workers are attempting to repair the fire hydrant.

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On the bright side it cleared the panhandlers from the corner for an hour.

A precious resource. It should a felony hit and run. I’m sure with cameras everywhere, this driver should be identified, arrested, and prosecuted.

I’ve never seen seen such stupid and senseless drivers in my 44 years of driving. Look no further than all of the death related accidents and others with serious injuries just this last week. There were 7 deaths and multiple serious injuries in less than a week. Slow down and drive like you care for others. You might save your own life or family member riding with you.

Don’t go slow. Go near the speed limit. Doing otherwise creates the problems that cause crashes. Even better, drive in the right hand lane if you want to drive under the speed limit. Move over if someone wants to go faster. So sick of people driving 50 on the freeway!

Not sick, stoned or texting.