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Vehicle crashes into hydrant in San Luis Obispo

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San Luis Obispo City Fire Department

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - San Luis Obispo City Fire responded to a vehicle crash that damaged a fire hydrant Saturday morning.

The crash occurred around 8:13 a.m. on the 100 block of Suburban Road.

City Fire's Engine 4 responded to the scene. Firefighters said the driver, who was the only occupant in the vehicle, had suffered a medical emergency while driving, causing the crash. Fortunately, no other cars or people were harmed in the collision.

Firefighters said the man driving the car sustained very minor injuries from the crash, however, he was transported to a local hospital by ambulance for a pre-existing medical condition.

No roads were closed in the area. Firefighters were able to shut off the water to the hydrant within 10 minutes of arriving at the scene.

The hydrant will be repaired by the city soon.

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