Solo crash levels hydrant, power pole in Vacaville

By From page A3 | January 04, 2014

VACAVILLE — A single-vehicle crash in the wee hours Friday morning took out a Vacaville fire hydrant and a power pole, but injured no one.

Vacaville police responded just after 4 a.m. to reports of a crash at Leisure Town and Maple roads. Police said in a news release that they found a tow truck had veered off the road, hit a fire hydrant and traveled another 50 feet before hitting and knocking down a power pole.

Water flowed from the hydrant for about an hour, causing some localized flooding, according to the release.

Residents of a home on the northeast corner of the intersection were advised to shelter in place for fears the water was electrified by the downed power lines.

Authorities called Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to cut power to the lines so city public works staff could shut off water to the hydrant and begin repairs.

Police said the cause of the accident was under investigation, but the tow truck driver was not injured.

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