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Broken Fire Hydrant
updated: Dec 22, 2012, 1:34 PM

A hit and run caused a fire hydrant to spew water all over the place on the 3800 block of State in the La Cumbre Plaza.

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 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 01:36 PM

Theres a big old flood out there near the Marmalade Cafe and Vons..Female in her 20's left heading North on La Cumbre driving away..Engine 4 responding..

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 01:37 PM

Be a great story if a certain TV News guy took a boat out there and did a story about the Great Santa Barbara Flood of 2012!

 

 COMMENT 356721 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 01:43 PM

SECOND hit and run on that same hydrant in the past month... WTF is going on with all the hit and runs in town lately? I will chase down anyone who I see runs after hitting someone!

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 01:43 PM

Better go tell Daddy what you did he might be getting a visit.

 

 COMMENT 356724P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 01:48 PM

Lol, thinking that is really weird and that the hydrant should be moved or have a STEEL fence around it.

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 01:49 PM

Lots of water on a high voltage? Thangy now they got to notify Edison too.. Lots of hit and runs chase them down but don't let them know your hunting for them. call 911 on your cell phone some of these jokers carry guns.

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 01:49 PM

I wonder if there's going to be some water main breaks now?

 

 COMMENT 356730P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 02:07 PM

Maybe city works should wake up and put some barriers around this hydrant with how often it is hit.

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 02:12 PM

Edison should be there in 45 minutes..Pubic Works sooner maybe. Daddy gonna be angry when he sees what his kid did to the car..

 

 COMMENT 356732 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 02:20 PM

What good is a free car wash when it isn't needed?

 

 D8VANILLA agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 02:35 PM

John Palminteri posted pictures on my FaceBook page... Maybe, I can post a link for that. Actually, it was posted by Kathleen Barnato and she tagged John Palminteri ... http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10151294064529259&set=at.10150223106129259.336144.509309258.760889846&type=1&theater

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 03:11 PM

I thought we might see John out there in a boat.

 

 COMMENT 356760 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 03:19 PM

Ha...bet Palminteri uses his mustache to tow him behind the ski boat there in the parking lot.

 

 COMMENT 356782P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 04:20 PM

a serial hydrant smasher?!! weird. (or simply poor driving, not paying attention?)

 

 COMMENT 356783 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 04:27 PM

Can we post the pictures outside of Facebook?

Not all of us have a Facebook account nor do we believe in giving intimate details about our lives so corporations can profit. Thank you!

 

 COMMENT 356784P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 04:33 PM

783, I too am a non-facebooker. Simply select the URL and right-click; you'll just see the photo.

 

 COMMENT 356786 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 04:36 PM

Maybe for ONCE the old joke about a hydrant/tree/other fixed object jumping out into the road in front of a car really IS true.

This is just too bizarre. How long has that hydrant been there and nobody has hit it. But twice in a couple of months?

 

 COMMENT 356857P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 09:39 PM

Again? Is La Cumbre Plaza saving $$ by reducing lighting in the parking lot, or are there more old folks around with impaired night vision. Barricade that hydrant NOW!

 

 COMMENT 356865P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 10:41 PM

For 50 years the hydrant has been there. And now, within a month it has been sheared off twice by hit and run drivers. Interesting commentary on the modern driver.

 

 COMMENT 356866P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 11:02 PM

857P - You commented without reading the article, apparently. Sort of like hit and run. Or impaired vision, maybe.

 

 COMMENT 356872P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 11:46 PM

Anyone want to place a bet as to when the thrid strike will occur. Things like this tend to happen in threes, according to my grandmother from the old country.

 

 COMMENT 356888 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-23 07:32 AM

I wonder if the mounting bolts were recently changed out with drilled bolts. These bolts are meant to hold the hydrant in place but shear off off it is struck by a vehicle. The point is not to damage the pipe and flange in the ground, so repair is fast and the hydrant is not out of service for long. It may be that this hydrant has been hit before, but was more solidly affixed than it is now.

 

 COMMENT 356952 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-23 12:35 PM

Hydrant systems a designed to sheer off without damaging underground piping like you thought 888. Great show called " how it's made " had a segment on hydrants.

If you are familiar with where the hydrant is, there is no reasonable cause for a car to smash into it. These past two people area idiots, that's it. And cage the hydrant? So then there will be a smashed cage to try and remove next time? Or so protected that the fire department can't access it easily?

Poles right in front will probably be installed, so next car will get crushed befor the hydrant gets touched. Still, these people are idiots, for hitting it, and running after

 

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