A recent Lake Charles, Louisiana, two-car accident cause quite a commotion when one car went careening into a fire hydrant, causing an eruption of water, confusion and a traffic block. The car accident occurred at the intersection of Common Street and 15th Street, which was subsequently closed for over an hour.
A witness that lives nearby the intersection reports that this particular intersection is highly trafficked and prone to accidents. Reportedly, this was the first time the hydrant ruptured, although it was not the first time it had been struck.
Unfortunately, the broken hydrant was not the worst of the damage. One of the drivers was injured. One witness reports on the broken hydrant and subsequent injuries, “I was walking my dog when I heard the pop. I turned around and I seen the lady’s head go back. That’s how I know she was injured. And when the nurses came from the nearby nursing home they told me to get a blanket and a pillow. She was bleeding out of her head.”
There is no further word on the extent of the injuries, but any medical attention, regardless of how seemingly insignificant, can be costly. This woman’s injuries may have required sutures and she may have needed scans or x-rays. If it is found that the other driver was negligent and caused the accident, the injured victim could be entitled to compensation.
As it stands, no further word has been released on the investigation of this incident or the woman’s recovery.
Source: 7 KPLC TV, “Two car accident sends driver crashing into fire hydrant,” Lee Peck, March 18