SUV Crashes Into Hydrant Downtown

A driver slammed into a light pole and fire hydrant Tuesday afternoon, sending water shooting high into the air in downtown San Diego.

The crash happened at Broadway and Front Street at about 4:30 p.m. when the gray SUV swerved to avoid a cyclist.

When the hydrant was hit, the resulting geyser reached the fourth story of nearby buildings; a signal pole was also damaged.

The water has since been shut off, though the parking lot under the building experienced some flooding.

San Diego fire officials said traffic will be affected until 7 p.m.

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