Brentwood police said that a juvenile driver failed to negotiate a curve and struck a fire hydrant after losing control of his car on the 1700 block of Lone Oak Road in Brentwood just after midnight Friday, May 31.
The impact sheared the hydrant from its base and sent a 10-foot geyser of water skyward for approximately 30 minutes. The car, which came to a rest on top of the broken hydrant, filled with water, and the yards of several nearby homes were flooded. A City of Brentwood Public Works employee arrived on accident scene around 12:40 a.m. and shut off the water supply to the hydrant. He estimated that 1,000 gallons of water a minute escaped the broken connection.
The driver was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries resulting from the collision. A passenger in the black sedan was uninjured.
Police said the driver was traveling east on Gracie Lane when he entered the curve on to northbound Lone Oak Road in an unsafe manner. The preliminary investigation did not indicate any evidence that the driver was impaired in any way.