Fire hydrant knocked over in 2-car accident at 10th and H streets, one person sent to hospital

A fire hydrant at 10th and H streets was knocked over, sending water gushing into the streets, after a two-vehicle collision that sent one person to the hospital around 9:20 Tuesday morning.

Emergency responders assist an accident victim at 10th and H streets Tuesday morning. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

The female driver of a 2005 Lexus was eastbound on H Street approaching 10th Street at 35 mph when she failed to stop at the stop sign and broadsided a 1992 Honda Civic, according to California Highway Patrol. The impact pushed the Honda to the northeast corner of the intersection where it struck a fire hydrant and chainlink fence, said CHP Public Information Officer Kevin Pearlstein.

The 18-year-old driver of the Lexus, who is from Ramona, was transported by Ramona Fire Department/Cal Fire to Pomerado Hospital, with complaints of pain to her head and back, Pearlstein said.

The driver of the Honda, a 17-year-old from Ramona, had a cut to his face but declined medical attention, said the officer.

Water service was not affected for residents in the area, said a Ramona Municipal Water District staff member.

A traffic signal is planned for 10th and H Streets.

The driver of this car said he hit the fire hydrant at 10th and H streets after he tried to avoid a collision with a vehicle pulling out from H Street. The fire hydrant can be seen under his car. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

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Posted by Karen Brainard on Oct 15 2013. Filed under Featured Story, News, Ramona, Sheriff/Fire. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

1 Comment for “Fire hydrant knocked over in 2-car accident at 10th and H streets, one person sent to hospital”

  1. RenFaiz

    You missed an opportunity to print the height, weight, style of clothing and hair styles of the drivers, as well as whether or not they wear eye glasses or contacts, and much more superfluous types of information, which would be equally as unimportant as the year, make and model of the cars.

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