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Crash takes out fire hydrant


Just before midnight on Friday, an accident at the intersection of Gordon and Springfield caused a car to smash into a fire hydrant.

A witness said they had just gone inside from their second floor balcony when they heard squealing tires and a "deafening crack."

"It sounded like an enormous building rolling into a brick wall," said Tasha Struk.

Rushing back to the balcony, Struk saw one vehicle stopped in the middle of the road and another on the sidewalk, next to a geyser of water. She said it was "clearly what remained of a fire hydrant."

An ambulance soon arrived, followed by RCMP and tow trucks. Castanet could not confirm whether anyone in the vehicles had been injured.

One of the vehicles was a taxi. It suffered dents on the passenger side and it is unknown how damaged the second vehicle is. 


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