Car Crashes Into Hydrant in El Sereno, Sends Water Gushing Into Air for Hours

More than 100 people were left without power Friday morning after a car crashed into a hydrant in the El Sereno neighborhood of Los Angeles, sending water gushing into the air for several hours.

Crews work to shut off the water after a car crashed into a hydrant in El Sereno on Nov. 4, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Crews work to shut off the water after a car crashed into a hydrant in El Sereno on Nov. 4, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

The crash was reported about 2:08 a.m. near the intersection of North Eastern Avenue and Klamath Place, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Alex Mendoza said.

A car slammed into a power pole and a hydrant, causing water to shoot into the air, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Albert Rodriguez said.

About 124 customers were left without power in the area due to the incident, Rodriguez said.

Video from the scene showed water pouring down on top of a vehicle that was left at the scene.

The crash was being considered a possible hit-and-run, Officer Alex Mendoza said.

Department of water and power crews were called to the scene, however water was still gushing out of the hydrant at 7 a.m., video from Sky5 showed.

The water was finally shut off a short time later.

KTLA’s Stephen Acosta contributed to this report.