Water washes away road after a car crashes into fire hydrant in Lee County

Reporter: Lauren Leslie Writer: Paul Dolan
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Car crashes into fire hydrant in south Fort Myers. (CREDIT: Screenshot via South Trail Fire video)

A car crash into a fire hydrant along Galeana Drive, a service road running parallel to U.S. 41, and caused water to wash away part of the roadway.

According to the South Trail Fire Department, the crash happened along the road in front of Dixie Buick in south Fort Myers. The crash on S. Tamiami Trail near Harper Road.

The car hit the fire hydrant and water began spilling out, washing away the road.

The fire hydrant broke at the base and released about 100,000 gallons of water in less than two hours, according to the South Trail Fire Protection and Rescue Service District.

A road crew is expected to fix the hole in less than a week, the fire department said

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