What Happens When A Car Hits A Fire Hydrant


Looks like they got the $2.00 undercarriage wash.

The most impressive thing about this video is the water pressure from the broken hydrant, is keeping the back end of the vehicle in the air.

If you end up hitting, or damaging an older fire hydrant, it could end up costing you thousands of dollars. Luckily, newer fire hydrants have something called a break flange. In most cases, if a car hits a hydrants, the head of the hydrant will knock clean off, and not blow water. Thus, costs of repairs are significantly cheaper. Judging by the amount of water spewing from this particular hydrant, i’d say this is an older model, leaving the driver a massive repair for not only his car but the towns hydrant too.


Written by Leo

Having graduated from one of the most prestigious universities in the United States, it wasn't long until Leo abandoned his career in finance and entered the survival industry. Leo's survival specialization is in rescue and wilderness survival.